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inutes of u rar>ge Presbyter 
April 1935- October 1940 
olume No. 9 



REGULAR SPRING MEETING 



Greensboro, N. C, April 18, 1935. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 330th Stated Ses- 
sion in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, on the 
above date, at 11:00 a. m., and after a sermon by the 
retiring Moderator, Rev. D. J. Blackwell, from I Corin- 
thians 15:1-3, the Presbytery was constituted with pray- 
er by the Moderator. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance: 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. H. Allison, Jr W. J. Baughan Spray 

Jonas Barclay W. H. Garner (2) Goldston 

J. T. Barham C. F. Watrous Glenwood 

D. J. Blackwell 

Frank S. Blue J. R. Whitley Burlington 2nd 

N. R. Claytor J. T. Kilby (2) Milton 

T. E. Mays (2) Community 

E. H. Clarke 

J. S. Cook C. H. Russell Jonesboro 

D. E. Shaw (2) Broadway 

T. C. Dalrymple Salem 

I. L. Shaw St. Andrews 

Watt M. Cooper 

A. P. Dickson Jas. F. Doggett Buffalo (G) 

L. T. Edgerton S. C. Stewart .Springwood 

J. W. Paisley Bethel 

N. N. Fleming D. W. McPherson Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson A. G. Carter Sanford 

E. E. Gillespie 

W. E. Harrop F. A. Miller___ Graham 

F. M. Hawley J. Siewers Wall Madison 

C. P. Robertson (2) Stoneville 

C. E. Hodgin E. J. Davis Westminster 

M. S. Huske W. B. Millner Reidsville 

J. S. Jones C. J. Patton Cross Roads 

L. G. Morrow Bethlehem 

J. W. Mann S. W. Hughes Eno 

J. F. Workman (2) Fairfield 

J. R. McGregor R. E. L. Holt Burlington 1st 

J. M. Millard _ M. Coble Alamance 

C. N. Morrison K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

0. U. Alexander Euphronia 

D. A. Mcintosh Pocket 

J. D. Cole White Hill 

C. F. Myers Dr. A. R. Wilson Greensboro 1st 

S. M. Rankin 



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C. G. Smith___ 

D. H. Stewart. 
R. F. Whitley. 



C. N. Cox. 



Asheboro 



W. F. Henderson 



Yanceyville 

, Bethesda 

Pleasant Grove 
Bessemer 



K. L. Whittington.. 

C. L. Wicker 

R. Murphy Williams 

H. L. Willis 

Ronald S. Wilson___ 



Robert Lee Neal 

W. P. Cook 

W. A. Aydelette. 



John C. Cutts 



Ch. of Covenant 



—33 



Dr. E. C. Holden 
E. C. Kirkland— 



High Point 
_New Hope 
—39 



NOTE: Roll of Presbytery in Statistical Table 1935 in Appendix. 

The following were elected by acclamation: Rev. A. 
V. Gibson, Moderator, and Rev. Ronald S. Wilson, Tem- 
porary Clerk. 

Rev. C. A. Logan, D.D., of West Lexington Presby- 
tery, and Rev. E. A. Schenck, D.D., of the United Lu- 
theran Church of America, were introduced to Presby- 
tery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Minutes of intervening meetings were read for in- 
formation. 

The Committee on Orders made report through its 
chairman, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, which was adopted as fol- 
lows : 

Recess for lunch today at 12:30, reconvene at 2:00 
p. m., read Presbyterial Tax list at 2 :45, receive Rev. F. 
M. Hawley at 3:00, adjourn at 5:00 p. m. 

Evening service at 8:00 p. m. and adjourn at will. 

Friday convene at 9 :00 a. m. devotional exercises 
conducted by Rev. A. V. Gibson, Popular Meeting on 
Home Missions at 11:00 a. m., recess at 12:30 and re- 
convene at 2:00 p. m. to adjourn at 5:00 p. m. 

The following communications were read and re- 
ferred. 

From Revs. S. R. Hope, R. C. Gilmore, and W. T. 
Thompson to Committee on Leave of Absence; from 



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Rev. S. M. Tenney, to Historical Committee; R. G. 
Vaughn to Committee on Nominations; Ernest Milton, 
to Committee on Orphans' Home ; from Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief Committee to Standing Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief in 
Presbytery; from Rev. Wade C. Smith, read as informa- 
tion. 

At nis own request, Rev. W. R. Potter, D.D., was 
granted letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Dal- 
las. 

In response to a request from Dr. Chas. Nisbet (for 
a committee appointed by Trustees of Davidson College) 
as to Presbytery's stand on the matter of dancing in re- 
gard to the College, a special committee was appointed 
(see appointment of committees) to bring in an answer 
to the request. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 :00 p. m. 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m. and was lead in 
prayer by Rev. W. E. Harrop. 

The Moderator announced the following committees: 

Calls and Supplies — J. M. Millard, R. S. Wilson, A. 
G. Carter, and E. J. Davis. 

Installations — R. F. Whitley and C. L. Wicker. 

Statistics — Jonas Barclay, E. H. Clarke, and J. W. 
Paisley. 

Sessional Records — J. T. Barham, Chairman; K. L. 
Whittington, L. T. Edgerton, N. R. Claytor, K. E. Sey- 
mour, Robert Lee Neal, R. E. L. Holt, D. W. McPher- 
son, W. P. Cook, W. A. Aydelette. 

Leave of Absence — C. N. Morrison and F. A. Miller. 

Nominations — M. S. Huske, J. R. McGregor, J. S. 
Cook, J. W. Paisley, and W. B. Millner. 

Auditing — C. N. Cox and John C. Cutts. 



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Minutes of Synod — F. S. Blue and I. L. Shaw. 

Resolution of Thanks — Wade H. Allison, and D. H. 
Stewart. 

Special Committee on Dancing at Davidson College — 
C. E. Hodgin, D. J. Blackwell, and C. F. Watrous. 

Rev. P. Cary Adams, of Wilmington Presbytery, and 
Rev. W. C. Jones, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visit- 
ing brethren. 

Commission on Buffalo (L) Church made the follow- 
ing report which was received and adopted: 

Greensboro, N. C., March 19, 1935. 
The Commission on disturbed condition in Buffalo (L) Church 
met in Greensboro, N. C, Westminster Presbyterian Church on 
March 19, 1935, at 10:00 a. m. 

Present: Rev. W. E. Harrop, Moderator; Rev. Joseph Rennie, 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. J. S. Jones, Rev. F. S. Blue; Elders Me- 
Bride Holt, and P. E. Morrow. 

The Moderator called the commission to order and requested 
Rev. F. S. Blue to open the meeting with prayer. 

After some discussion of the situation, it was moved and secon- 
ded and carried that we reconsider former judgment of the com- 
mission section 1, 2, and 3. 

Motion was then made, duly seconded and carried that sec- 
tions referred to be rescinded from this date. 

On motion seconded and carried the retired elders be restored 
their place of active elders on their signing the following condi- 
tions : 

1. That they will no more bring into the Session or Church 
any personal feeling of prejudice for or against each other. 

2. That there be carefully read to them the vows required by 
the Book of Church Order at their ordination and installation. 

3. That the elders be required to sign this paper signifying 
their acceptance of these conditions, and renewal of their vows. 

4. That this paper become a part of the Sessional Records. 

On motion seconded and carried Rev. W. E. Harrop, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, and Elder McBride Holt were appointed a committee of 
the commission to hold the services at Buffalo (L) Presbyterian 



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Church on the 5th Sabbath afternoon in March to restore these 
Elders, if the way be clear. 

On motion, seconded and carried, A. A. Bowers be continued 
Superintendent of Sabbath School till March 31, 1936, after which 
the matter will then be in the hands of the Session. 

On motion seconded and carried that pastor act as Clerk of 
Session in keeping the records till March 31, 1936. 

The Minutes were read and approved and the Commission 
adjourned with prayer. 

P. E. Morrow, Clerk of Commission, 
W. E. Harrop, Moderator. 

On motion the commission was commended and dis- 
solved. 

The following report on Pleasant Garden Church was 
adopted : 

Your Committee has rented this building to the new Baptist 
organization at Pleasant Garden. To date we have collected $75 
and this is in the Security National Bank. 

1. We recommend that your Committee be authorized to sell 
this property to the Baptist denomination, and be authorized to 
deed the rear of the lot back to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Neeley. 

2. We recommend that the Pleasant Garden Presbyterian 
Church be dissolved and that your Committee be authorized to is- 
sue to the few remaining members their certificates of Church 
Membership to the Church of their choice. 

Respectfully submitted, 
S. M. Rankin, 
A. P. Dickson. 

Presbytery voted that the funds derived from the sale 
of the Pleasant Garden Church property be divided 
as follows : one hundred dollars to be paid to the family 
of D. T. Coble, deceased ; fifty dollars to be paid to Mr. 
and Mrs. J. C. Neeley, and that the remainder be equally 
divided and paid on the indebtedness against the church 
lots of the Glenwood and East Burlington churches. 

Action on the report of the Trustees of Preshytery 
regarding the J. M. Rogers bequest was deferred until 
a later time. 



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The Treasurer of Presbytery read list of Presbyter- 
ial Tax Delinquents, and made report for the year which 
reports were adopted as follows : 

List of Churches Delinquent on Payment of 
Presbyterial Tax 

Bessemer $ 33.00 Pocket $ 8.00 

Buffalo (G) 25.00 Red House 6.00 

Buffalo (L) 3.00 Riverview 7.00 

Ch. of Covenant 40.00 Salem 8.00 

Community 3.00 Saxapahaw 2.00 

El Bethel 8.00 Smyrna 4.00 

Euphronia 6.00 St. Andrews 28.00 

Griers : 10.00 Stoneville 4.00 

High Point 230.00 Stony Creek 4.00 

Hillsboro 12.00 Westminster 26.00 

Jonesboro 24.00 White Hill 10.00 

Little River 15.00 Cross Roads 5.00 

Orange Presbytery, Treasurer's Report 
April 2, 1934, to April 3, 1935 

Disburse- Balance 
Apr. 3, 
1935 

$ 



Balance 




Disburse- 


Apr. 2, 


Receipts 


ments 


1934 






$ .00 


$ 6,872.01 


$ 6,872.01 


.00 


3,896.92 


3,896.92 


.00 


2,240.87 


2,240.87 


.00 


2,938.76 


2,938.76 


.00 


1,858.58 


1,858.58 


.00 


543.92 


543.92 


.00 


1,715.34 


1,715.34 


.00 


222.96 


222.96 


.00 


134.73 


134.73 


.00 


1,839.76 


1,839.76 


.00 


189.11 


189.11 


198.33 


1,353.35 


1,074.42 


$198.33 


$23,808.31 


$23,527.38 



Assembly's HOme Missions 

Synod's Home Missions 

Presbytery's Home Missions 

Christian Edu. and Min. Relief. 

Sunday School Ext. and Pub 

Schools and Colleges 

Union Theological Seminary 

Bible Cause 

Orphans' Home 

Assembly's Training School 

Presbytery's Expense 198.33 1,353.35 1,074.42 477.26 



Totals $198.33 

Presbytery accepted the invitation from Asheboro 
Presbyterian Church, presented by Elder C. N. Cox on 
behalf of the Church, to hold the fall meeting in that 
Church. 

The Special Order having arrived to receive Rev. 
F. M. Hawley, Dr. Hawley presented certificate of dis- 
mission from the Presbytery of Harmony and was re- 
ceived pending his examination. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay conducted the examination of 
Experimental Religion, Church Government and Sacra- 
ments which was sustained as satisfactory. 

The examination on Theology was conducted by Rev. 



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D. J. Blackwell, which was sustained, and the examina- 
tion as a whole being sustained, Rev. F. M. Hawley was 
ordered enrolled as a member of Orange Presbytery 
after signing the obligation. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported re- 
commending that calls from Madison Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D., for three 
fourths of his time at a salary of $1,200, and from Stone- 
ville Church for one fourth of his time at a salary of 
$200 be found in order, was adopted, the calls found in 
order placed in Dr. Hawley's hands and accepted by him. 

The Committee on Installations made the following 
report which was adopted : 

The following: Commission be appointed to install Rev. F. M. 
Hawley: Revs. M. S. Huske, D. J. Blackwell, S. M. Rankin, and 
Elders J. S. Wall at Stoneville andi C. P. Robertson, at Madison. 

Time Fourth Sunday in April (April 28) at Stoneville at 
3:00 p. m. and Madison 7:30 p. m. or to suit the Commission, the 
parts left to the Commission. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies brought in sup- 
plementary report which was adopted as follows: That 
the pastoral relationship existing between Rev. Wade 
H. Allison, Jr., and the Riverview church be dissolved 
as of Jan. 1, 1935, that he be permitted to accept the 
whole time pastorate of the Spray Church and the Church 
be permitted to change the terms of the call to read "for 
his full time", instead of "half time, at a salary of $1,200" 
instead of "$850". 

Presbytery adopted the following regarding the J. 
M. Rogers bequest : 

Whereas, J. M. Rogers, a ruling elder in the First Church, 
Winston-Salem, died shortly before Orange Presbytery was di- 
vided and Winston-Salem Presbytery set up, leaving in his will 
a bequest of $3,000 in trust to the trustees of the First Presbyte- 
rian Church of Winston for a period of ten years, stipulating that 
at the expiration of ten years the trustees of the said church should 
pay over this $3,000 to the trustees of Orange Presbytery, the said 
$3,000 to be held in trust by the trustees of said Presbytery and 
the income to be used "for the purpose of aiding in the erection 
of church buildings and manses and in payment of salaries of 



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Evangelists and such amounts shall be credited to the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Winston- Salem, N. C, or for whatever object 
they see fit": 

Now, therefore, be it enacted, that the Presbytery of Orange 
does hereby relinquish its claim to this said $3,000 to the Presby- 
tery of Winston-Salem, and directs its trustees not to qualify as 
trustees of this bequest; provided, however, that this action is con- 
tingent upon the trustees of Winston-Salem Presbytery qualifying 
'as trustees under said will, and administering the said trust ac- 
cording to the specified directions of said will. 

A call from Riverview Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. H. L. Willis for one half of his time at 
an annual salary of $300 was read, found in order, placed 
in Mr. Willis' hands and accepted by him. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Trustees of the 
Presbytery on deeds turned over to them by the Stated 
Clerk. The report follows : 

We have received from the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 
a batch of twenty-one deeds' for Church property. Five of these 
are in Orange Presbytery: Greenwood, Pleasant Garden, Goldston, 
Jamestown, and a report on the title of the Griers church lot. 

Sixteen of these are for property, formerly in Orange Pres- 
bytery, but now in Winston-Salem Presbytery: five in Ashe County 
— J. W. Colvard, the Jefferson Church; George E. Miller, the Ebe- 
nezer Church; Malinda Long, Ebenezer Church; George H. Hop- 
kins, Matthew Sheets and F. O. Thompson, Peak Creek Church; 
one in Alleghany County — William H. Weaver, Rocky Ridge 
Church; two in Surry County — Maryland Hickerson, colored 
Church in Elkin, and another lot by will of M. Hickerson to the 
Presbytery; eight in Stokes County — R. W. George, As bury 
Church; A. H. Joyce, Danbury Church; R. W. George, P. D. Pad- 
gett, Collinstown Church; Emeline E. Hill, Snow Hill Church; 
T. F. Hart, G. L. Simmons, Asbury manse; J. A. Peper and A. M. 
Stack, colored Church, Danbury. 

These deeds for property now in Winston-Salem Presbytery 
have been turned over to Mr. R. R. King, one of the attorneys on 
our board to be executed to the trustees of Winston-Salem Pres- 
bytery. 

S. M. Rankin, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following : "That deeds made 
to Trustees of Presbytery and all legal papers to be held 
by Trustees of Presbytery be placed in the keeping of 



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Presbytery's Trustees, and that any action of Presby- 
tery to the contrary be hereby rescinded". 

Rev. S. M. Rankin was instructed to s-ecure a certi- 
fied copy of deed of property of the Church By The Side 
Of The Road and present it to Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Standing Au- 
diting Committee as follows: 

The Standing Auditing Committee would report that they have 
received the report of the Treasurer and the report of the Perman- 
ent Auditing Committee and find the same accurately kept and 
a true and correct statement of the funds of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John C. Cutts, 

C. N. Cox, Committee. 

A communication from the Elim (colored) Church 
was read, and Presbytery by vote expressed its appre- 
ciation of this letter and Rev. N. R. Claytor was appoint- 
ed to bear our greeting to the Elim Church. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the commission ap- 
pointed to install Rev. C. N. Morrison as follows: 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. C. N. Morrison, con- 
sisting of Rev. A. V. Gibson, Chairman; Revs. C. L. Wicker, and 
J. S. Cook, and Ruling Elders R. A. Watson and John' W. Mcin- 
tosh met at Buffalo (L) Church Sunday, January 20, 1935, at 
3:00 p. m., and was constituted with prayer, and Ruling Elder 
J. W. Mcintosh was appointed Clerk. Rev. A. V. Gibson presided 
and propounded the Constitutional questions. Rev. C. L. Wicker 
preached the sermon and charged the congregation, and Rev. A. V. 
Gibson charged the pastor. Ruling Elder J. W. Mcintosh offered 
prayer at the conclusion, and the commission adjourned to meet in 
the White Hill Church Sunday, January 27, at 3:00 o'clock, p. m. 

The commission met at White Hill Church Sunday, January 
27, 1935, at 3:00 p. m., and was constituted with prayer. Rev. A. V. 
Gibson presided, propounded the constitutional questions, preached 
the sermon and charged the pastor. Ruling Elder John W. Mcin- 
tosh charged the congregation and offered prayer at the conclusion, 
and the commission adjourned to meet in the Pocket Church, Sun- 
day afternoon, February 3, at 3:00 o'clock. 

The commission met in the Pocket Church February 3, 1935, 
at 3:00 p. m., and was constituted with prayer. Rev. A. V. 
Gibson presided, propounded the constitutional questions and 



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charged the pastor. At the request of the commission Rev. P. C. 
Adams preached the sermon, Rev. C. L. Wicker charged the congre- 
gation and Ruling Elder John W. Mcintosh offered the prayer at 
the conclusion, and the commission adjourned to meet in the Eu- 
phronia Church Sunday afternoon, February 10, at 3:00 o'clock. 

The commission met in the Euphronia Church on Sunday, 
February 10, 1935, at 3:00 p. m., and was constituted with prayer. 
Rev. A. V. Gibson presided, propounded the Constitutional ques- 
tions, preached the sermon and charged the pastor. Ruling Elder 
John W. P*IcIntosh charged the congregation and offered prayer 
at the conclusion, and the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

A. V. Gibson, Chairman, 
John W. McIntosh, Clerk. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. Donald H. 
Stewart pastor, and Rev. Watt Cooper, assistant pastor 
of the Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, made the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted : 

The commission appointed to install Rev. D. H. Stewart as 
pastor and Rev. Watt Cooper as assistant pastor of the Chapel 
Hill Presbyterian Church, would report that the installations were 
conducted according to the requirements of the Book of Church 
Order on November 4, 1934. 

Rev. R. M. Williams preached the sermon, Rev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, D.D., presided and charged the pastor, and Rev. E. E. Gilles- 
pie, D.D., charged the congregation. Elders T. R. Foust and 
George McKie were also present as members of the Commission. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the commission to 
install Rev. J. S. Jones pastor of the Bethlehem Church, 
as follows: 

The commission appointed to install Rev. J. S. Jones pastor of 
the Bethlehem Church met in the Sunday School rooms of the 
Church on November 28, 1934, at 3:00 p. m., with the following 
members present: Revs. W. M. Baker and N. N. Fleming, and 
Elder J. Harvey White, and was opened with prayer. Rev. N. N. 
Fleming was elected clerk. 

The commission then went into the Church auditorium where 
Rev. J. S. Jones was duly installed. Rev. W. M. Baker presided, 
propounded the questions and charged the congregation. Rev. 
N. N. Fleming preached the sermon and Elder J. Harvey White 
charged the pastor. 

After the benediction the commission returned to the Sunday 



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School room where the minutes were read and approved and the 

commission adjourned with prayer. 

W. M. Baker, Moderator, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

The Committee on Assembly's and Synod's Home 
Missions made report through its Chairman, Rev. J. M. 
Millard, which was received and the following recom- 
mendations adopted: 

1. That the Church be entreated to more earnest prayer for 
the Home Missionaries of Synod and Assembly, their churches and 
the people they serve, that the cause of Christ may be advanced in 
our land and throughout the world. 

That an earnest effort be made by all our churches to increase 
the Home Mission income, that the salaries of Home Mission pas- 
tors and workers may be sufficient to provide for their comfort 
and efficiency. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., made verbal report on Synod's Home 
Missions. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the commission to 
install Rev. J. T. Barham at Glenwood Church. 

Your commission met at the Glenwood Church Sunday evening, 
January 27th, 1935, and installed Rev. J. T. Barham pastor of that 
Church according to all the requirements of our Book of Church 
Order. Rev. A. P. Dickson preached the sermon. Rev. J. M. Mil- 
lard charged the pastor, Rev. S. M. Rankin presided, propounded 
the questions and charged the people. 

S. M. Rankin, Chairman. 

The Committee on Installations made the following 
supplementary report which was adopted : 

To install Rev. Henry Willis as pastor of Riverview Church, 
the following commission, Rev. D. J. Blackwell, Rev. Wade Alli- 
son, Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Elders C. P. Robertson, and W. J. Baughn, 
the parts and time left to the Commission. 

Presbytery elected the following Commissioners to 
the General Assembly: 

Ministers — Principals: J. R. McGregor, E. E. Gilles- 
pie, D. H. Stewart; Alternates — L. T. Edgerton, R. F. 
Whitley, H. L. Willis. 



Elders— Principals : C. N. Cox, W. B. Millner, C. E. 



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Scott; Alternates— E. C. Turner, I. L. Shaw, C. P. Rob- 
ertson. 

Presbytery took recess to meet in joint session with 
Orange Presbyterial at the Church of The Covenant at 
8:00 p. m. for the popular meeting on Foreign Missions. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery reconvened in the Church of the Cove- 
nant in joint sesion with Orange Presbyterial at 8:00 
p. m. in popular meeting on Foreign Missions and was 
opened with song and prayer service. 

Rev. W. H. Allison, chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Missions, presented his report and an offering 
was taken for the re-opening of a hospital in China. (This 
hospital was recently burned). Rev. R. Murphy Wil- 
liams, pastor of the church, presented the speaker, Rev. 
Charles Logan, D.D., of our Japan Mission, who made 
the address. 

The report of the Foreign Missions Committee was 
adopted and Presbytery by vote expressed its apprecia- 
tion to Dr. Logan for his address. 

The report of the Committee on Foreign Missions 
is as follows: 

The Committee on Foreign Missions of Orange Presbytery pre- 
sents the following report at the Spring meeting 1935: 

I — Some Outstanding Accomplishments: 

1. The spiritual results in all of our foreign fields continue 
most encouraging. Last year there were 7,258 additions on pro- 
fession of faith, which figure has been exceeded only once in the 
missionary history of the Church, the record having been set last 
year with a total of 8,383. It was gratifying to note that each of 
the last three years has been richer in additions on profession than 
any other years since our work was begun. 

The total number of communicants connected with our seve- 
ral Missions, not including those who, as the result of our work, 
now belong to the self-supporting national churches, were 69,956, 
representing a net increase of 6,511 or approximately 10 percent 
over the previous year. 



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2. During the year just closing, our hospitals treated 346,744 
patients, which is the largest service ever rendered with the excep- 
tion of a record figure last year. 

3. The total enrollment in our 1,140 schools exceeded by 15,000 
the previous high record of school enrollment. 

4. There were 115,743 pupils in the Sunday Schools, exceeding 
the previous year's record membership by more than 4,000. 

This new fervor for evangelism is one of the most prominent 
factors in the present missionary outlook. 

Truly "the arm of the Lord is not shortened that He cannot 
save", despite the limitations that falling income have placed upon 
the work. 

II — Some Outstanding Needs: 

1. There is the ever present need of millions who have not 
the "Light of the World", a need which is greatly accentuated by 
the present social, economic and religious unrest throughout the 
world. 

2. There is the depleted condition of our missionary force. 
For the first time in sixteen years the number of missionaries on 
the field has dropped below the 400 mark. We lost 13 missiona- 
ries last year and sent out only five. Of the 395 in active service, 
a number who have reached the retirement age of 70 are necessa- 
rily being retained. Another large group will reach 70 during the 
next five years. The average of the missionary body has risen 
alarmingly, due to the fact that our inability to send reinforce- 
ments during the past several years has deprived our missions of 
the normal youthful element. These conditions obtain in the face 
of the fact that many of the Church's finest young men and young 
women are eager and ready to go. 

3. The need for more adequate financial support is impera- 
tive. The receipts for the year have paralleled very closely those 
of a year ago, not being much above or much below at any time. 
The Treasurer's statement for March 28th shows that our receipts 
are $3,888.00 less than for the corresponding period of last year. 
It is distressing that in such a day as this we must be comparing 
our income with last year's low figure, instead of driving cour- 
ageously ahead to meet the opportunities of this most critical day. 

The present income is utterly inadequate even for our greatly 
contracted work, and there is desperate need for an increase. The 
salaries of our missionaries are low to the point of privation. Na- 
tive workers are carrying on under great hardships, schools and 
hospitals are operating on an emergency basis, buildings are falling 
into disrepair, funds for itineration are exhausted. 



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We must not allow the splendid spiritual quality and fruitful- 
ness of our work to blind us to the precarious physical basis upon 
which it rests. There is danger, lest at the very height of its pro- 
ductiveness, there should come a sudden and tragic collapse from 
the sheer lack of financial support. 

Recommendations : 

1. That Foreign Missions be allotted the full percentage asked 
by the General Assembly in the benevolent budget. 

2. That in accordance with the schedule of special days ap- 
proved by the last General Assembly, May 5th be observed as For- 
eign Mission Day in all our churches with special offerings in the 
Sunday Schools for this cause. 

3. That all pastors be urged to observe the special season of 
study, prayer and self-denial for Foreign Missions in October and 
November of this year. 

W. H. Allison, Chairman, 
K. L. Whtttington, 
J. W. Paisley. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer until tomorrow 
morning. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 9:00 a. m. and was lead in 
devotional exercis.es by the Moderator. 

The minutes of the previous day were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Special Committee on the question of Dancing 
at Davidson College made report which was adopted as 
follows : 

Your special committee, appointed to answer certain questions, 
as regards dancing on Davidson College Campus, sent by Dr. Chas. 
R. Nesbit, chairman of a special committee of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Davidson College, would respectfully refer Dr. Nesbit to 
the action of Orange Presbytery in April, 1931, which thoroughly 
sets forth the Presbytery's attitude toward the dancing question. 
See Minutes Orange Presbytery, 1930-31, page 273. 

D. J. Blackwell, 
C. F. Watrous. 



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A special order was adopted to hear Dr. Chas. Logan 
for twenty minutes, after the Stewardship report. 

Revs. W. C. Lyerly, First Reformed Church, and J. 
E. Pritchard, D.D., of Calvary Methodist Protestant 
Church, were introduced to Presbytery and invited to 
sit as visiting brethren. 

The hour having arrived for the regular order, Rev. 
A. P. Dickson, chairman of Presbytery's Home Missions 
Committee, made report. Pending the adoption of the re- 
port, Revs. Jonas Barclay, J. T. Barham, D. J. Black- 
well, F. S. Blue, E. H. Clarke, S. M. Rankin, Roy F. 
Whitley, and K. L. Whittington spoke on work in their 
respective fields. 

Rev. W. H. Fraser, President of Queens-Chicora Col- 
lege, and Dr. W. C. Pressly, President of Peace Junior 
College, were introduced to Presbytery and invited to 
sit as visiting brethren. 

The report of the Presbytery's Home Missions Com- 
mittee was adopted as. follows : 

Your Home Commissions Committee begs leave to submit the 
following report, covering the work for the past six months: 

We have a total of 12 men serving 30 churches and eight mis- 
sion points. Starting with April 1st the Stoneville Church is added 
to our home mission list. In January a new grouping was formed, 
consisting of Riverview, Joyce's Chapel, Sandy Ridge and Pine 
Hall, the last two being in Winston-Salem Presbytery. There are 
34 Sunday Schools, with a total enrollment of 2,725. A summary 
of the work done by our men is as follows: sermons, 518; pastoral 
calls, 2,551; profession of faith, 19; added to the Presbyterian 
Church on profession, 25; added on certificate, 39. 

Money received from all sources for the cause for the whole 
year was $4,443.34, which includes $500 from Assembly's Home 
Missions Committee, and about $325 from special appeal to the 
Auxiliaries in November, $200 from some generous but unknown 
friends in the Graham Church at Christmas time and $375 from 
a legacy of a Mrs. McLean, of Greensboro, making a total from 
these special sources of about $1,400. By means of these special 
gifts we were able to pay our men 90% c /c of their salaries. Other- 
wise it would have been only about 61 % . 



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Your committee recommends the adoption of the following" 
budget for the year 1935-36: 

Pittsboro-Haywood-Mt. Vernon Springs-Goldston group, 

Rev. Jonas Barclay, pastor $ 350.00 

Leaksville-El Bethel, Rev. D. J. Blackwell 150.00 

Glenwood, Rev. J. T. Barham 350.00 

Burlington 2nd-Shiloh-Stony Creek-Piedmont, 

Rev. F. S. Blue 350.00 

Milton-Red House-Community-Gilead, Rev. N. R. Claytor_ 500.00 

Greenwood-Speedwell-Smyrna, Rev. E. H. Clarke 800.00 

Eno-North Eno-Fairfield-Little River, Rev. J. W. Mann__ 150.00 

East Burlington — to apply on debt of Church 150.00 

Yanceyville-Bethesda-Griers-Pleasant Grove, 

Rev. R. F. Whitley 300.00 

Bessemer, Rev. K. L. Whittington 750.00 

Gulf-Cumnock-Farmville ( Horseshoe : 

Fayetteville Presbytery) , Rev. C. L. Wicker 700.00 

Riverview-Joyce's Chapel-Sandy Ridge-Pine Hall, 

Rev. H. L. Willis L 350.00 

Stoneville (Madison), Rev. F. M. Hawley 100.00 

Salary of Chairman-Treasurer 150.00 

Total $5,100.00 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. P. Dickson, Chairman. 

Presbytery appointed the following committee to de- 
vise means to ensure larger support of our Presbytery's 
Home Mission work: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, J. S. Jones, 
and W. E. Harrop. 

Elders, J. F. Workman, Fairfield; J. T. Kilby, Mil- 
ton, and T. E. Mays. Community Churches were enrolled. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 

(During the lunch hour, Drs. W. H. Fraser, W. C. 
Pressly, H. G. Bedinger and Revs. D. H. Stewart and 
W. M. Cooper spoke briefly on the work being done in our 
Schools and Colleges, and State Institutions.) 

SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Religious Education: 



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Presbytery's Report on Sunday Schools 

The Committee on Religious Education wishes to report for 
the year ending March 31, 1935: 

Membership : 

Number of Schools, 61. Total regular pupils, 8,967. Cradle 
Roll, 238. Home Department, 41. Officers and Teachers, 688. 
Total membership, 9,978. Added on confession, 275. 

Benevolent Contributions : 



1 Foreign Missions $ 1,006.00 

2 Assembly's Home Missions 339.00 

3 Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 270.00 

4 Assembly's Religious Education and Publication 424.00 

5 Assembly's School for Lay Workers 25.00 

6 Bible Cause 46.00 

7 Synod's Home Missions 138.00 

8 Synod's and Presbytery's Religious Education 5.00 

9 Homes 3,166.00 

10 Educational Institutions 91.00 

11 Presbytery's Home Missions 358.00 

12 Current Expenses of Schools 6,864.00 

13 Miscellaneous Contributions 1,263.00 



14 Grand total all Contributions $14,056.00 



Recommendations : 

1. That more stress be placed upon Evangelism among adult 
and young people by means of preaching, prayer, program and 
personal work. 

2. That all benevolent causes be fully presented. 

3. That more emphasis be placed upon stewardship. 

4. That adequate Church Census or surveys be made. 

5. That the establishment of the family altar be urged, along 
with more strict Sabbath observance. 

Frank S. Blue, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

Report of Sub-committee on Young People's Work 

The reports from the Churches this year are not as complete 
as we could wish, in details or numbers of members of Young Peo- 
ple's organizations. 



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Reports show 49 Young- People's Organizations or work in 32 
Churches with a reported membership of 1,364, contributing last 
year $266 to benevolences and $359' to current expenses. 

Of these reports there are the following types of organiza- 
tions: Christian Endeavor 12; Assembly's Plan 15; not indicated 
15; part of S. S. 4; organized class 1; Boy Scout 1; Girl Scout 1. 

Your Committee would urge the Churches to study the Plan of 
Work adopted by our Church, and where no definite organization 
exists adopt the Assembly's Plan. 

Also make more complete reports of your activities. 

Send your young people to the rallies. Two were held since 
the last meeting of Presbytery with a combined attendance of 
around 200. 

Send your young people to our Summer conferences, to Synod's 
Conference, Davidson, June 11-18, and to Elon-Orange Presbytery's 
Conference, July 1-6. 

We recommend that the Stewardship Committee of Presbytery 
be asked to consider placing Synod's and Presbytery's Religious 
Education in the budget for next year. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman. 

The Stewardship Committee submitted the following 
report on the "Every Member Canvass" for 1935-36, 
which was adopted: 

Thirty-nine Churches reported $16,740 for benevolences. This 
is an increase of $6,222 over the report of last year; 2,317 sub- 
scribed to the Benevolent Budget, The number of tithers or pro- 
portionate givers reported is 1,023. 

Fifty-eight Churches gave to benevolences for the year 1934-35 
$46,115. 

The following Churches did not give any figures as to the 
amount actually subscribed to the Benevolent Budget: Broadway, 
Church of Covenant, Euphronia, Glenwood, Goldston, Griers, 
Greensboro First, Haywood, High Point First, Jonesboro, Milton, 
North Eno, Piedmont, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Pocket, Yancey- 
ville, Salem, Mt. Vernon Springs. 

Eleven tried the Belmont Covenant Plan sometime during the 
year; 15 will try the plan this year. 

Three Churches tried the Lord's Acre Plan last year. Eight 
Churches will try it this year. 



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Forty-eight Churches subscribed $103,320 to Current Expen- 
ses this year. This is an increase of $76,134 over that of 1934-35. 

The increase of $6,222 to Benevolences this year, the good 
reports from the Churches that have tried "The Belmont Cove- 
nant" plan, the promise of 15 to try it some time this year, and 
the promise of eight Churches to try the Lord's Acre Plan, are 
gratifying, and we hope that the minimum goal for the Presbytery 
will be reached. 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman, 
J. W. Mann, Secretary. 

The Special Committee on Home Mission Funds made 
report. 

Upon motion, Presbytery voted to reconsider the ac- 
tion taken last fall on benevolent percentages. 

Presbytery voted to rescind the action regarding the 
percentages and refer the matter to the Stewardship 
Committee for report. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee of 
Statistics as follows : 

Reports received from 65 of the 68 Churches: 

Net Membership 11,069 

Baptism of Adults 261 

Baptism of Infants 101 

S. S. Enrollment 10,305 



Total added 954 



Benevolent Contributions 

Foreign Missions $ 17,563.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 4,596.00 

Christian Edu. and Ministerial Relief 3,263.00 

Religious Edu. and Publication 1,142.00 

Assembly's Training School 224.00 

Bible Cause 177.00 

Synod's Home Missions 3,706.00 

Synod's and Pres. Religious Edu 366.00 

Homes 9,488.00 

Educational Institutions 1,928.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 3,662.00 



Elders 369 

Deacons 441 

Added on Confession 397 

Added on Certificate 557 



Total 



$ 46,115.00 



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Pastors' Salaries Direct. 

Current Expenses 

Congregational Missions . 

Building Expense 

Miscellaneous 



$ 56,853.00 
64,223.00 



76,738.00 
6,059.00 



432.00 



Total Local Work. 
Grand Total 



$204,305.00 
.$250,420.00 



Jonas Barclay, Chairman, 
J. W. Paisley, 
E. H. Clarke. 



The Committee on Woman's Work reported. The re- 
port was. adopted and it was ordered that we express our 
appreciation for the splendid work of the women of our 
church. 

The report follows: 

Number of Auxiliaries 51 

Membership 3,652 

Contributions to Denominational Benevolences $13,140.00 

Auxiliary Special Benevolences 4,101.00 



Total all Benevolences $17,241.00 

Local Church Work 6,691.00 

Miscellaneous 1,551.00 



Grand total all Contributions $25,483,00 

Increase over last year $ 4,354.00 

Amount per capita $7.00. 

The Committee on Sessional Records made report, 
and because incomplete it was returned for completion. 
The completed report is as follows: 

Your Committee on Sessional Records submits the following 
report: 

We have carefully examined all the session books presented. 
The ones listed below were approved without exception. 

New Hope, High Point, Salem, St. Andrews, Riverview, Bes- 
semer, Bethlehem, Broadway, White Hill, Sanford, Milton, Spray, 
Alamance, Eno, Little River, Bethany, Glenwood, Westminster, 
Leaksville, Hillsboro, Hawfields, Efland, Graham, Reidsville, Cross 
Roads, Fairfield, Pocket, Buffalo (L), Greensboro First, Burling- 
ton First, Asheboro. 

The following were approved with exceptions as listed: 



Madison: No record of the minutes having been read and ap- 



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proved by the session. Minutes of session meeting do not show 
that elders were present. 

Church of Covenant Session meeting on April 22, 1934, fails 
to show that prayer was offered at the opening or closing of meet- 
ing. Session appointed one elder to read and approve all minutes 
of the session. 

Springwood: Minutes of session failed to record who was 
present. 

Yancey ville: Five meetings of the session have no record in 
their minutes of prayer being offered. The minutes of four meet- 
ings are not signed by the clerk. 

Jonesboro: Only three meetings of the session for twelve 
months. 

Mt. Vernon Springs: Insufficient number of session meetings. 

Pittsboro: Only one meeting of the session for twelve months. 

Haywood: Only three meetings of the session for the year. 
The minutes of one meeting :has no record of prayer. 

Buffalo (G) : Minutes of session meetings fail to record that 
the meetings were opened and closed with prayer. 

Gulf: Minutes of session not signed by clerk. 

Cumnock: Only two session meetings for twelve months. 

Piedmont: No record of any sessional meeting from April, 
1934, to April, 1935. 

Gilead: Only two meetings of the session recorded for twelve 
months. No record of minutes having been read and approved. 

Community: No record of any sessional meeting from April, 
1934, to April, 1935. 

Burlington 2nd : No record that minutes have been read and 
approved. The name of the Church does not appear on tihe out- 
side of the Sessional Records. 

J. T. Barham, Chairman. 

The following report by the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief was adopted: 

I — Christian Education: 

1. Orange Presbytery now has on its rolls ten candidates for 
the ministry, and one student for the mission service. During the 
past year two of these have been aided to the extent of sixty dol- 
lars each. Three of these candidates are at Union Seminary as 
follows: In the senior class graduating next month is Carl R. 
Pritchette; in the middle class John Whitley and Robert L. Forbis, 



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Jr.; Candidate B. Paul Rakestraw is recuperating from a severe 
automobile wreck at his father's home near Wentworth; Mrs. 
Rakestraw, the candidate for mission service, is at home taking: 
care of her husband and teaching. Dr. Lacy writes that they 
have all done satisfactory work. 

Recommendation : 

We recommend that the names of the following candidates be 
removed from our roll of candidates, namely: Edward M. Dellin- 
ger, Ralph J. Golden, Tracy I. Hall, Carey J. Hansel, Wilbur L. 
Hodgkin, and Robert M. Hundley. 

II — Ministerial Relief: 

Orange Presbytery had on its roll of ministerial relief three 
ministers and eight widows. These beneficiaries received a total 
of $2,124.00 last year. 

We recommend the approval of the applications for aid, as 
follows: Mrs. A. W. Crawford, Mrs. T. M. McConnell, Mrs. B. R. 
Palmer, Mrs. W. F. Thorn, Mrs. M. A. Ray, Mrs. J. M. Wicker, 
Mrs. A. S. Caldwell, Rev. W. W. McMorris, and Mrs. J. R. Hern- 
don. 

III — Minister's Annuity Fund: 

The M. A. F. is the great unfinished task now before us. It 
is the only practical way to take care of our aged ministers, their 
widows and orphans. 

To complete the $3,000,000 fund is the great task before us. 
When the campaign was conducted in Orange Presbytery there 
was pledged $26,415.49. Today there has been paid on this sum 
$11,987.75. When the financial situation clears we want to take up 
again this unfinished task. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

Also the report of the Mary I. Smith Fund was adop- 
ted : 

This fund now has $155.02 on deposit and notes totalling 
$1,210.00. Your treasurer is endeavoring to collect these notes and 
as conditions improve we hope to restore it to its original amount 
of cash and secured and collectible notes. 

We are making no further loans until this fund is in a 
greatly improved condition. 

M. S. Huske, Treasurer. 

The Leave of Absence Committee made the following 
report which was adopted: 

The Leave of Absence Committee recommends that the follow- 
ing be excused: 



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1. From this meeting of Presbytery — Revs. S. R. Hope, W. T. 
Thompson, D.D., and R. C. Gilmore, D.D. 

2. After the second morning — Elder J. D. Cole, Elder D. A. 
Mcintosh. 

3. After the first day — Elder A. W. Aydelette. 

The report of the Historical Committee was adopted 
as follows : 

The request of Dr. S. M. Tenney that the records of Orange 
Presbytery from 1885 to 1927 be deposited with the Historical 
Foundation at Montreat, was referred to your Historical Commit- 
tee. We find that the records of Presbytery from 1795 to 1885 are 
already deposited with the Foundation, and we recommend that Dr. 
Tenney's request be granted, and that the Stated Clerk be directed 
to send to the Foundation the records from 1885 to 1927. 

N. N. Fleming, 
C. E. Hodgin, 
M. S. Huske. 

The Stewardship Committee made report on percen- 
tages which was adopted as follows: 

The Stewardship Committee would recommend the percenta- 
ges of distribution for benevolent funds in the Presbytery for the 
year 1935-36 be as follows: 



Foreign Missions 31.4 

Assembly's Home Missions 12. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 7.8 

Religious Education 2.7 

Assembly's Training School .9 

Bible Cause .6 

Synod's Home Missions 10. 

Schools and Colleges 8.7 

Union Theological Seminary 1.3 

Orphans' Home 7.5 

Presbytery's Home Missions 17. 

Religious Education in Presbytery .1 



100. 

The Secretary of Stewardship was requested to make 
copies of the new percentages and send to the Churches. 

The certified copy of the deed of the property of the 
Church By The Side of The Road was read by Rev. S. 
M. Rankin as a part of the report of the Trustees of 
Presbytery. This concluded the report of the Trustees 



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which was adopted. 

Presbytery adopted the report of Rev. S. M. Ran- 
kin, Financial Agent of Presbytery, as. follows : 

1. The Maryland Hickerson Fund — I n t e r e s t amounting to 
$37.50 has been collected on that loan; and $6.29, 8% on the 
$78.65 in the closed N. C. Bank, leaving still in the closed bank 
$72.36. This $43.79 has been sent to the Foreign Mission Com- 
mittee for special work in Africa. 

2. The Jamestown Fund — The house bought in by the bond 
holders is rented for $25.00 per month. The rents have been going 
to pay back taxes and street assessments and these funds have 
been handled by Sharpe and Doggett, Inc. 

I have collected $36.24 of the $398.67 in the closed N. C. Bank, 
this leaving still there $362.43; and I now have on deposit in the 
Security National Bank $90.60. The Presbytery still owns the 
church lot in Jamestown. 

3. The Cora Harrison Fund— I have collected $6.52, 8% of the 
$81.51 in the closed N. C. Bank, leaving still there $74.99. 

The $500 was invested in a real estate bond on the home of 
J. N. Allen. The First Church Greensboro held the other bond for 
$7,500. Mr. Allen fell behind with the interest and the property 
was sold under mortgage and bought in by the First Church and 
the First Church paid over to me the $500. This has been loaned 
on the lot and home of C. E. Edwards, located on the Winston road. 
Mr. Allen has paid only $4.40 interest during the year. This with 
the $6.52 collected from the closed bank has been paid to S. M. 
Rankin on expense account, according to the action of Presbytery, 
April, 1933. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. Rankin. 

The following report of the Committee on Resolution 
of Thanks was adopted by a rising vote : 

Whereas, the Presbytery of Orange has been the guest of the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church at its Spring Meeting, April 
18-19, 1935, therefore be it 

Resolved : That we express our appreciation and thanks to the 
pastor and congregation of the Westminster Church for their cor- 
dial hospitality and delightful entertainment of Presbytery. Espe- 
cially do we wish to thank the kind ladies of the Church who 
served us so efficiently and pleasantly in the dining room of the 
Church, and those who so generously opened their homes to the 
delegates to Presbytery. 



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Also we wish to thank the scout troop which so kindly assisted 
in directing us to the respective homes for the night. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Allison, 
D. H. Stewart. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted : 

1. Trustees of Davidson College — Rev. M. S. Huske be re- 
elected for four years. 

2. Trustees of Flora Macdonald College — E. A. Ranson, Rev. 
A. V. Gibson, Rev. D. J. Blackwell and J. Harvey White be re- 
elected for three years. 

3. Trustees of Glade Valley High School— Rev. P. H. Gwynn, 
Jr., C. C. McLean, and the Presbyterial Secretary of Glade Valley 
High School (Mrs. A. P. Dickson), be elected for two years. 

4. All present members of the Home Missions Committee be 
re-elected for one year. 

5. Religious Education — Revs. N. N. Fleming, Chairman; J. R. 
McGregor, W. M. Baker, L. T. Edgerton, J. S. Jones, A. V. Gibson, 
J. M. Millard, Messrs. Henry Owen, D. P. Clapp, E. M. Under- 
wood, and Mrs. M. S. Huske (Secretary of Religious Education 
in the Presbyterial). That the chairman re-organize the commit- 
tee as he sees fit. 

6. That Rev. W. E. Harrop be re-elected chairman of the com- 
mittee on Stewardship; the other members to be ex-officio chair- 
men of committees. 

7. Synod's Vacancy and Supply — N. N. Fleming. 

8. Our committee be continued as an ad interim committee un- 
til Fall Meeting of Presbytery to revise all the Committees. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman, 
J. R. McGregor, 
J. S. Cook, 
J. W. Paisley, 
W. B. Millner. 

Committee on Evangelism made verbal report which 
was received as information: 

The Historical Sketch of the Westminster Church 
having been filed some time ago, there was no new one 
pres-ented. 



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There was no report on the minutes of Synod, as that 
was made at the fall meeting of Presbytery. 

There was no report on printed records of Presby- 
tery, as the minutes had not been printed since last meet- 
ing. 

A verbal report on the Orphans' Home was received 
as information. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin reported that he had been appoin- 
ted by the Clerk of the Court Trustee of the D. P. Foust 
estate in the place of Dr. W. T. Whitsett, deceased, but 
had not yet gotten a complete report of the estate and 
had not qualified. 

The minutes were read, amended and approved as 
amended, and Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet 
in the Asheboro Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Sep- 
tember 10, 1935, at 11 :00 a. m. 

A. V. Gibson, Moderator, 

C. N. Morrison, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Graham, N. C., Route 1, July 5, 1935. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the Bethany Church, 
Graham, N. C, Route 1, at 3:30 p. m., and was called to 
order by Rev. W. M. Baker, the last Moderator present, 
and opened with a hymn and prayer. 

Present: Ministers — W. M. Baker, W. M. Cooper, L. 
T. Edgerton, W. E. Harrop, Joseph Rennie, D.D., C. N. 
Morrison, R. F. Whitley and N. N. Fleming; Elders — F. 
A. Miller, Graham, and J. H. Dixon, Bethany Churches. 

The call was read, found in order and Presbytery pro- 
ceeded, to examine Candidate R. D. Russell with a view 
to licensing him. 

Upon motion, Presbytery heard the sermon as the 
first part of the trials — the sermon from Philippians 
3:13-14 was sustained as a satisfactory part of the ex- 
amination. 

Revs. W. E. Harrop and W. M. Cooper were appoin- 
ted to examine Mr. Russell's Thesis, Popular Lecture and 
Exegesis. 

The Moderator examined the Candidate on Experi- 
mental Religion. This was sustained as satisfactory. Mr. 
RusselFs diplomas from Davidson College and Union The- 
ological Seminary in Virginia were accepted in lieu of 
the examination on academic studies and original lang- 
uages of the Scriptures and Church History. 

Dr. Rennie examined Mr. Russell on Theology and 
this part was sustained as a satisfactory part of the ex- 
amination. 

Rev. R. F. Whitley conducted the examination on the 
sacraments and this part was sustained as satisfactory. 

Revs. L. T. Edgerton on Church Government, and C. 
N. Morrison on English Bible, conducted the examina- 
tions, both of which were sustained as satisfactory. 



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The committee appointed to examine the Thesis, Pop- 
ular Lecture and Exegesis reported recommending that 
these be found satisfactory parts of the examination. The 
report was adopted and the examination as a whole was 
then sustained as satisfactory. 

The examination for licensure was accepted in lieu 
of the one for ordination and omitting the licensure after 
Mr. Russell had answered in the affirmative the questions 
for ordination, Presbytery proceeded to ordain R. D. 
Russell to the work of the Gospel Ministry as Evangelist 
by the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop delivered the charge to the newly 
ordained Evangelist and Mr. Russell was enrolled after 
signing the obligation. 

At his request, Rev. R. D. Russell was granted a letter 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Guerrant. 

Action on Item No. 3 regarding Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege was deferred until later. 

There being no further business the minutes were read 
and approved and Presbytery adjourned with prayer to 
meet at Asheboro, N. C., on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1935, at 
11:00 a. m. 

W. M. Baker, Moderator, 
C. N. Morrison, Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Graham, N. C, August 8, 1935. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the Graham Presbyterian 
Church at 3:00 p. m., was called to order by the Stated 
Clerk and opened with prayer. Rev. S. M. Rankin was 
elected Moderator, being the oldest minister present. 

The following were present : 

Ministers— W. E. Harrop, F. S. Blue, L. T. Edgerton, 
J. T. Barham, J. S. Cook, K. L. Whittington, J. W. Mann, 
C. N. Morrison, S. M. Rankin, J. R. McGregor, Th.D., 
and N. N. Fleming. 

Elders — C. H. Russell, Jonesboro, D. E. Shaw, Broad- 
way, and T. C. Dalrymple, Salem Churches. 

The call was read, found in order and Item No. 1 
taken up to act upon the request for the dissolution of 
the pastoral relationship existing between Rev. J. S. 
Cook and the Broadway, Jonesboro, Salem and St. An- 
drews Churches. 

Rev. J. S. Cook offered his resignation of the Jones- 
boro group of Churches. 

The Clerk read communications from Jonesboro, 
Broadway, and Salem Churches. 

The Broadway Church was heard from through its 
representative D. E. Shaw; Salem through T. C. Dalrym- 
ple, and Jonesboro through Elder C. H. Russell. Upon 
motion, Presbytery referred the whole matter to a com- 
mission appointed by Presbytery to convene at Jones- 
boro with power to act. 

Upon motion it was decided that the commission be 
composed of four ministers and two elders, and any three 
ministers and one elder be a quorum. 

The Moderator appointed Revs. J. R. McGregor, Con- 
vener, W. E. Harrop, N. N. Fleming, and L. T. Edger- 



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ton, with Elders C. A. Wilson, Stony Creek Church, and 
McBride Holt, Graham. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in the Asheboro Church 
on Tuesday, September 10th, at 11 :00 a. m. 

S. M. Rankin, Moderator, 
C. N. Morrison, Clerk. 



Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY — Spring, 1935 
I. — Officers 

Moderator — Rev. D. J. Blackwell, Leaksville, N. C. 

TERM THREE YEARS 

Stated Clerk- 
Rev. N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C. (Spring, 1936). 

Permanent Clerk — 

Rev. C. N. Morrison, Sanford, N. C. (Spring, 1936). 

Treasurer — 

Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (Spring, 1937). 

Financial Agent — 

Rev. S. M. Rankin, Greensboro, N. C. (Spring, 1937). 

Secretary of Stewardship — 

Rev. J. W. Mann, Cedar Grove, N. C. (Spring, 1936). 



II. — Trustees 

1. Of Presbytery — (term indefinite, ministers or elders — re- 
port when necessary) Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. R. R. King, Mr. E. A. 
Ranson, Judge T. J. Shaw, Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe. 

2. Of Davidson College — '(four years, ministers or elders' — re- 
port fall) Rev. M. S. Huske (1939) ; Col. Don E. Scott (1936) ; 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., (1937); Mr. T. D. Dupuy (1938). 

3. Flora Macdonald College — (12 in number, ministers or 
elders, three years) Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. Paul Morrow, Mr. 
T. S. Neal, Mr. J. H. Tate (1936) Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rev. C. F. 
Myers, D.D., Dr. J. M. Thompson, Mr. G. W. Denny (1937), Rev. 
A. V. Gibson, Mr. E. A. Ranson, Rev. D. J. Blackwell and Mr. J. 
Harvey White (1938). 

4. Glade Valley High School — (two years, five in number, one 
a woman) Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. McBride Holt (1936) ; Rev. P. H. 
Gwynn, Jr., Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mrs. A. P. Dickson (1937). 

5. Peace Junior College — (six years, two in number) Rev. 
W. M. Baker, Mr. E. E. Walden (1938). 

6. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund — 
Mr. McBride Holt (one year). 



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III. — Executive Committees 

(Elected Annually in Spring) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions — (six ministers and four elders 
report each meeting) Revs. A. P. Dickson, Chairman; C. E. Hod- 
gin, D.D., J. S. Jones, M. S. Huske, Joseph Rennie, D.D., W. M. 
Baker; Elders, J. Harvey White, T. D. Dupuy, J. S. White, and 

E. A. Ranson. 

2. Foreign Missions — (two ministers and one elder, report 
each meeting, popular meeting each meeting) Revs. W. H. Allison, 
Chairman; K. L. Whittington, and Mr. J. W. Paisley. 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — (two ministers 
and one elder, report as needed) Revs. J. M. Millard, Chairman; 

F. M. Hawley, D.D., and Mr. W. L. Wharton. 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — (two ministers 
and one elder, report semi-annually, full report in Fall) Revs. M. 
S. Huske, Chairman; J. S. Jones, and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

5. Religious Education — Revs. N. N. Fleming, Chairman, J. R. 
McGregor, W. M. Baker, L. T. Edgerton, J. S. Jones, A. V. Gibson, 
J. M. Millard; Elders Henry Owen, D. P. Clapp, E. M. Underwood, 
and Mrs. M. S. Huske, Secretary of Religious Education in the 
Presbyterial (re-organization of Committee left to the Chairman). 

6. Woman's Work — (two ministers and one elder) Revs. R. F. 
Whitley, Chairman; F. S. Blue, and Mr. J. T. Kilby. 

7. Educational Institutions — (three members, report in Fall) 
Revs. Jonas Barclay, Chairman; P. H. Gwynn, Sr., and Mr. J. Har- 
vey White. 

8. Orphans' Home — (three members, report in Spring) Revs. 
W. M, Baker, Chairman; J. M. Millard, and Mr. G. W. Denny. 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — (three mem- 
bers, report in Fall) Revs. R. M. Williams, Chairman; J. T. Bar- 
ham, and Mr. R. Gilmer. 

10. Stewardship — Chairman, Rev. W. E. Harrop, 1938 (com- 
posed of Chairmen of Committees 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and three 
elders who are elected for three years) : A. P. Dickson, W. H. Alli- 
son, J. M. Millard, M. S. Huske, N. N. Fleming, Jonas Barclay, 
W. M. Baker and Elders E. J. Davis (1935), J. A. Barnwell 
(1936), and T. S. Neal (1937). 

IV. — Permanent Committees 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery — (three members) Revs. 
N. R. Claytor, C. L. Wicker, and E. H. Clarke. 



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2. Auditing Committee — (two members) Mr. John M. Neely 
and Mr. J. B. Neely. 

3. Historical Committee — Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, 
D.D., and M. S. Huske. 

4. Vacancy and Supply — (four members: Stated Clerk Chair- 
men of Presbytery's Home Missions Committee, Christian Educa- 
tion and one Elder) Revs. N. N. Fleming, A. P. Dickson, M. S. 
Huske and Mr. W. F. Henderson. 

5. Sessional Records — Rev. J. T. Barham, Chairman (nine 
other members appointed at Spring Meeting). 

6. Evangelism — .Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Chairman; M. S. 
Huske, J. S. Cook, Jonas Barclay, and D. J. Blackwell. 

V. — Examining Committees 

1. Languages' — Revs. J. W. Mann, Chairman, C. F. Myers, 
D.D., and C. N. Morrison. 

2. Theology — Revs. R. M. Williams, Chairman; Joseph Rennie, 
D.D., and C. E. Hodgin, D.D. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments — Revs. Jonas 
Barclay, Chairman; C. L. Wicker, and C. G. Smith, D.D. 

4. English Bible— Revs. R. S. Wilson, Chairman; W. E. Har- 
rop, and J. M. Millard. 



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Roll of Orange Presbytery — Fall, 1935 

WADE H. ALLISON Leaksville, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. BARHAM Greensboro, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL ^Leaksville, N. C. 

F. S. BLUE Burlington, N. C. 

H. S. BRADSHAW, D.D Hillsboro, N. C. 

J. C. BROWN ^ Mattoax, Va. 

D. S. CHALABIE Charlotte, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

E. H. CLARKE Reidsville, N. C. 

J. S. COOK .. Jonesboro, N. C. 

WATT M. COOPER Chapel Hill, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Greensboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Whitsett, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D.D Olney, Md. 

P. H. GWYNN, Sr -Spray, N. C. 

P. H. GWYNN, Jr., Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

J. S. JONES Mebane, N. C. 

J. W. MANN Cedar Grove, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Th.D Burlington, N. C. 

W. W. McMORRIES Atlanta, Ga. 

J. M. MILLARD Greensboro, N. C. 

C. N. MORRISON Sanford, N. C, 

C. F. MYERS, D.D Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. POTTS Vanceboro, N. C. 

S. M. RANKIN Greensboro, N. C. 

JOSEPH RENNIE, D.D High Point, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK Davidson, N. C, 

C. G. SMITH, D.D Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH Greensboro, N. C. 

D. H. STEWART Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

R. F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf N . Cm 

R. M. WILLIAMS Greensboro, N. C. 

R* q " wtS Tr0na ' Calif0 ™ ia 

S - WILSON Greensboro, N. C. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 

Asheboro, N. C, September 10, 1935. 

The Pres.bytery of Orange met in its 331st Stated 
Sessions on the above date in the Asheboro Presbyterian 
Church at 11 :00 a. m. 

Rev. A. V. Gibson, the retiring Moderator, preached 
the opening sermon from II Corinthians 5:17, after 
which the meeting was constituted with prayer. The roll 
was called and the following found to be present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. H Allison S. H. Straughn Spray 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

J. T. Barham 

D. J. Blackwell 

F. S. Blue C. A. Wilson Stony Creek 

J. S. Cook 

Watt M. Cooper 

A. P. Dickson 

L. T. Edgerton (2) 

N. N Fleming J. S. Gibson Hawfields 

J. E. Bradley Efland 

A. V. Gibson R. M. Buechel Sanford 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

F. M. Hawley, D.D 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D G. W. Stanford Westminster 

M. S. Huske 

J. S. Jones James H. Tate Cross Roads 

J. W. Mann 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D W. A. Mebane Burlington First 

J. M. Millard S. P. Rankin Alamance 

C. N. Morrison J. Will Wicker Buffalo (L) 

D. A. Mcintosh Pocket 

C. F. Myers, D.D Henry Louis Smith Greensboro First 

S. M. Rankin 

Joseph Rennie, D.D Dr. E. C. Holden (l)__High Point 1st 

Dr. W. A. Hayes (2)__High Point 1st 

C. G. Smith, D.D Jno. M. Neely Asheboro 

Wade C. Smith 

D. H. Stewart 

R. F. Whitley David W. Wright (2) Bethesda 

K. L. Whittington (2) 

C. L. Wicker 

R. M. Williams James N. Benton Ch. of Covenant 

Ronald S. Wilson 

W. L. Flenniken St. Andrews 

T. E. Mays Community 

B. M. Rogers Graham 

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Rev. N. N. Fleming was elected Moderator and Rev. 
W. H. Allison Temporary Clerk, both by acclamation. 

The minutes of the intervening meetings were read 
for information. 

The Committee on Orders made the following report 
which was adopted : Hours of meeting 9 :00 a. m. to 12 :30 
p. m. ; 2 :00 p. m. to 5 :30 p. m. ; 7 :30 p. m. to adjourn at 
will. 

The Rev. W. M. Baker be asked to lead the devotional 
tomorrow morning and the Rev. J. 0. Mann be heard 
at 7 :30 to-day — C. G. Smith, Chairman. 

The following communications were read and refer- 
red as indicated : 

From Committee on Diamond Jubilee to Stewardship 
Committee; requests from Rev. Henry Willis, that he be 
given a letter of good standing in Presbytery, permis- 
sion to labour outside the bounds of Presbytery, and be 
granted evangelistic powers to serve as a Chaplain in 
the C. C. C. of United States. The several requests were 
granted. 

Rev. S. R. Hope was granted, at his own request, 
a letter of dismission to Bethel Presbytery. 

From Rev. W. T. Thompson, D.D., to Committee on 
Leave of Absence. 

From Stated Clerk of General Assembly relative to 
Amendments to Book of Church Order to Committee on 
Minutes of General Assembly; from Clerk of Assembly 
regarding tax for Diamond Jubilee to Stewardship Com- 
mittee. 

Presbytery took recess with prayer until 2:00 p. m. 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m. and was lead 
in prayer by Rev. J. W. Mann. 

The commission appointed to install Rev. F. M. Haw- 



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ley, D.D., at Madison and Stoneville Churches made the 
following report which was adopted : 

The Commission, consisting of Rev. M. S. Huske, Rev. D. J. 
Blackwell, and Rev. S. M. Rankin, with Ruling Elders J. S. Wall 
and C. P. Robertson, installed Rev. F. M. Hawley as Pastor of the 
Madison Church and the Stoneville Church on Sunday, April 28, 
1935. All were present except Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

At Stoneville, 3:30 p. m. : Rev. M. S. Huske presided, pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions and charged the pastor. Rev. 
D. J. Blackwell preached the sermon; and Ruling Elder J. S. Wall, 
of Madison, charged the congregation. 

At Madison, 7:30 p. m. : Rev. D. J. Blackwell presided, pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions and charged the pastor; Rev. 
M. S. Huske preached the sermon; and Ruling Elder C. P. Robert- 
son of Stoneville, charged the congregation. 

M. S. Huske, ChaArman, 
J. S. Wall, Secretary. 

Rev. D. J. Blackwell reported for the commission 
appointed to install Rev. H. L. Willis at Riverview, that 
Mr. Willis left the field before arrangements could be 
made to install him. The Stated Clerk was instructed to 
write Mr. Willis that he should have notified Pres.bytery 
of his intention to leave his field. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing 
Committees : 

Calls and Supplies — C. E. Hodgin, R. F. Whitley, and 
J. H. Tate. 

Installations— J. M. Millard, F. S. Blue, and C. A. 
Wilson. 

Minutes of General Assembly — J. R. McGregor, D. H. 
Stewart, and C. N. Cox. 

Nominations — M. S. Huske, J. R. McGregor, J. S. 
Cook, J. W. Paisley, and W. B. Milner. (This is an Ad 
Interim Committee from last meeting.) 

Leave of Absence — Jonas Barclay, D. J. Blackwell, 
and S. P. Rankin. 

Auditing — B. M. Rogers and C. A. Wilson. 

Resolution of Thanks — A. V. Gibson, J. T. Barham, 
and J. E. Bradley. 



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The following commissioners reported their atten- 
dance upon the meeting of the General Assembly: 

Rev. Donald Stewart, Rev. J. R. McGregor, Elder L 
L. Shaw by letter, C. N. Cox, who also reported for Rev. 
E. E. Gillespie, D.D., and Mr. C. P. Robertson (report- 
ed by Dr. F. M. Hawley) . 

Their reports were received and their diligence com- 
mended. 

The Stated Clerk read a communication from Rev. 
S. M. Tenney, D.D., Curator, a part of which follows: 

Montreal, N. C, May 14, 1935. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming, S. C, 

Mebane, N. C. 

Dear Brother Fleming: 

Responding to your query concerning just what is the 

extent of Records and printed Minutes of Orange Presbytery now 
in our care I beg to say, we have the following: 

Vol. 1795-1812 Vol. 1827-1831 Vol. 1831-1836 

Vol. 1836-1846 Vol. 1846-1858 Vol. 1858-1867 

Vol. 1868-1874 Vol. 1874-1879 Vol. 1879-1885 

These records, upon authority from Orange Presbytery, we 
had transferred from Philadelphia to us. It may interest you to' 
know that the Stated Clerk and no member of Orange Presbytery 
knew what had become of these records. As a member of the His- 
torical Society of Philadelphia, I discovered where they were, noti- 
fied Mr. Coble, drew up form for him to have Orange Presbytery 
adopt, then I forwarded this to Philadelphia. Because my cousin 
was the manager of the Philadelphia Society it was easily put 
through. 

To these must now be added the volumes sent by you last week 
which bring the file down from 1882 to 1927. 

I may say that the Orange Presbytery was erected 1770. The 
first volume and the volume 1812-1826 were lost by fire. 

I suggest that you keep this memoranda for reference. 
Cordially and sincerely yours, 

S. M. Tenney, Curator. 

You observe we have continuous file for 100 years 
1827-1927. 

The above letter in full is with other valuable paper* 



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in the Presbytery's box in the National Bank of Ala- 
mance at Graham, N. C. 

Upon motion Presbytery heard Dr. Henry Louis Smith 
in an interesting address for ten minutes. 

The following report on Pleasant Garden Church 
Property was heard : 

The front part of this property has been sold to the Baptist 
denomination for $750, and the rear part of the lot has been deeded 
back to Mrs. J. C. Neeley. The Baptists paid $250 cash, and we 
have taken a mortgage on the property for the deferred payments. 
They are to pay $100, and interest, every six months. According 
to the action of Presbytery, $100 of the cash received was paid to 
the D. Thomas Coble family, $50 to Mrs. J. C. Neeley, $50 on the 
indebtedness of the Glenwood Church property, and $50 on the in- 
debtedness of the East Burlington Church property. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. Rankin. 

The report was received as information and Presby- 
tery commended Rev. S. M. Rankin for his diligence in 
handling the Pleasant Garden Property. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation from the Pres- 
byterian Church of Sanford, extended through its pas- 
tor, to hold the Spring Meeting of Presbytery in that 
Church. 

The Trustees of Presbytery had no report to make. 

The following Trustees of Colleges reported: 

Davidson— Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and M. S. Huske. 

Flora Macdonald College — Revs. D. J. Blackwell, and 
N. N. Fleming. 

Peace Junior College — Rev. W. M. Baker. 

Glade Valley High School— Rev. S. M. Rankin. 

The reports as a whole were received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following recommendation, at 
the request of the Trustees of Flora Macdonald College : 

1. That the Jones Campaign in the Financial Stand- 
ardization Movement be concluded. 



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2. That the pledges be collected as far as possible 
for the use of the College, especially the liquidation of 
the pressing obligations. 

3. That the action of the Board of Trustees be ap- 
proved in employing Rev. A. R. McQueen to carry out 
this recommendation, and that he be given full authority 
to act in regard to the details connected with the work. 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution: 

"Orange Presbytery expresses its regret that Sun- 
day Services for Davidson College students are to be 
conducted in the College Chapel, and hopes that soon the 
students, may be provided a normal and healthy church 
life." 

Rev. Jonas Barclay, Chairman, reported on Educa- 
tional Institutions. The report was received as informa- 
tion. 

Upon motion it was made the order, hereafter, for 
the Chairman of Educational Institutions to make his 
report and, pending its adoption, that Presbytery hear 
the Trustees of these Institutions and visitors in the in- 
terest of the Institutions. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port as to Presbyterial Tax: 

The following is a list of amounts due from Churches in Pres- 
byterial Tax for the Church year ending last March: 

Bessemer $ 10.00 Pocket $ 5.00 

Buffalo (G)* 25.00 Red House 6.00 

Buffalo (L)* 2.50 River View 5.00 

Church of Covenant* ___ 40.00 Salem 5.00 

Community * 2.00 Smyrna 2.00 

El Bethel 6.00 Speedwell 5.00 

Euphronia 3.00 St. Andrews 20.00 

Griers 5.00 Stoneville 2.00 

High Point 115.00 Stony Creek * 4.00 

Hillsboro 12.00 Westminster * 26.00 

Jonesboro 13.00 White Hill 6.75 

Little River 12.00 

Total $332.25 

* Indicates a balance after part payment. 

G. G. Smith, Treasurer, Orange Presbytery. 



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The matter of the Presbyterial Tax was referred to 
the Committee on Stewardship. 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie addressed the Presbytery on Sy- 
nod's Home Missions, calling attention to the Presbyte- 
rian News. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 p. m. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery reconvened in a popular meeting on Re- 
ligious Education and was opened with a song and pray- 
er service, after which the Committee on Religious Ed- 
ucation in the Presbytery made report through its Chair- 
man, Rev. N. N. Fleming. 

Pending the adoption of the report, Rev. J. 0. Mann, 
Director of Religious Education in the Synod, was heard 
in a very interesting address on the work of Religious 
Education in the Synod. 

The report was then adopted and is as follows: 

Since the Spring Meeting of Presbytery, your Committee has 
not been re-organized, pending the report of the Ad Interim Com- 
mittee on Nominations. 

The Chairman, with the assistance of Rev. W. M. Baker, Mrs. 
M. S. Huske, and the ladies of Religious Education Committee in 
the Presbyterial, planned a Young People's Conference for July 
1-6 at Elon College which had to be cancelled, owing to the infan- 
tile paralysis epidemic in our State. 

Indications were that there would have been the largest at- 
tendance we have ever had. One Church planned to send twenty- 
seven. 

On Friday, September 6th, we held our Fall Rally at the Haw- 
fields Church, with 187 registered, including six pastors, some 20 
adult advisors, and others making over 200 from 25 Churches in 
attendance. 

Rev. J. O. Mann, our Synod's Director of Religious Education, 
and Rev. Robert J. McMullan, D.D., Missionary to China, spoke. 

We recommend: 

1. That our Committee be organized along the same five de- 
partments as the Assembly. 



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2. That we ask Orange Presbyterial to appoint one woman to 
serve on each of the five divisions. 

3. That we co-operate with the Synod's plan in holding Bible 
Schools as near as possible in all Churches, in District Teacher 
Training and Officers and Adult Advisors Training Courses. 

4. That our Committee plan to hold our Young People's Con- 
ference next Summer. 

5. We hereby express our appreciation for the splendid co- 
operation given by our ministers and the churches, and especially 
the women of the Presbyterial. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman. 

Rev. J. R. McGregor, chairman, reported for the 
commission in regard to the dissolution of the pastoral 
relationship between Rev. J. S. Cook and the Jonesboro 
Group of churches. The report was received and the min- 
utes of the commission were ordered printed in the min- 
utes of Presbytery. 

The report of the Commission is as follows: 

Graham, N. C, August 8, 1935. 
The commission appointed to act on the matter of Rev. J. S. 
Cook's resignation of the Jonesboro Group of churches, met imme- 
diately after the adjournment of Presbytery and was opened with 
prayer. 

Present: Revs. J. R. McGregor, Convener, W. E. Harrop, L. T. 
Edgerton, and N. N. Fleming. 

Dr. McGregor was elected Chairman and Rev. L. T. Edgerton 
Clerk. 

The Jonesboro Church was requested to ask Rev. F. R. Brown 
of Sanford to preach for them on Sunday, August 18th, and mode- 
rate a legal congregational meeting for the purpose of acting on 
the resignation of Rev. J. S. Cook. 

The St. Andrews Church was also instructed to take action 
regarding the resignation. 

The commission recessed to meet in Jonesboro Church Monday, 
August 19th, and the four churches were asked to send represen- 
tatives to the meeting. 

L. T. Edgerton, Clerk. 



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Jonesboro, N. C, August 19, 1935. 

The commission reconvened in the Jonesboro Church on the 
above date at 10:00 a. m., and was opened with prayer. 

The following members of the commission were present: 

Revs. J. R. McGregor, W. E. Harrop, L. T. Edgerton, and 
N. N. Fleming, Elders McBride Holt and C. A. Wilson. 

Elders C. H. Russell, Jonesboro; Jno. A. Buchanan, Broadway; 
I. L. Shaw, St. Andrews; and T. C. Dalrymple of Salem Churches, 
were present representing the Churches. 

The Minutes of Presbytery appointing the commission were 
read and the commission proceeded to business. 

The action of the Jonesboro Church was read, stating that the 
Church concurred with pastor in the request to dissolve the pas- 
toral relationship, 33 members present, 21 concurring, 1 dissenting. 

Elder I. L. Shaw reported that St. Andrews had voted 43 
against and 30 for concurring. 

A communication from Broadway was read by the clerk ask- 
ing that Presbytery dissolve the pastoral relationship; Elder John 
A. Buchanan reported that Broadway took the above action by 
unanimous vote. 

A communication from Salem asking that Presbytery dissolve 
the pastoral relationship was read by the clerk. 

Jonesboro reported that they had arranged the matter of 
salary until August 1, 1935. 

The commission then went into executive session and the fol- 
lowing motion was made and seconded: That we dissolve the pas- 
toral relationship between Rev. J. S. Cook and the four churches 
effective August 1, 1935. Pending vote on the motion Mr. Cook 
was heard stating that in his opinion it would be best to dissolve 
the pastoral relationship between himself and St. Andrews. 

Elder T. C. Dalrymple of the Salem Church was called in and 
made the following statement regarding salary due Mr. Cook, that 
the salary had been paid in full according to agreement with Mr. 
Cook for year ending March 31, 1935, and in accordance with the 
Call froim April 1, 1935-August 1, 1935. 

The commission then passed the motion to dissolve the pas- 
toral relationship between Mr. Cook and the four churches, effec- 
tive August 1, 1935. 

The commission recommends that Jonesboro Church meet their 
obligation as agreed upon between the officers of the Church and 



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Mr. Cook ($542.00) as soon as possible and that he be allowed the 
use of the Manse without rent until October 1, 1935, if he desires it. 

The minutes were read and approved and the commission ad- 
journed with prayer. 

J. R. McGregor, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Acting Clerk. 

The Foreign Missions Committee made report which 
was received and the recommendations adopted as fol- 
lows : 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions makes the following re- 
port at the Fall Meeting of Orange Presbytery, 1935: 

1. Financial — In spite of the generally improved financial out- 
look throughout the Church, and the growing use of the Belmont 
Plan of tithing, the financial receipts for Foreign Missions for the 
first four months of this year are about 10% below that of last 
year. 

Receipts April 1-August 1, 1934 $130,517.59 

Receipts April 1-August 1, 1935 117,719.40 



Decrease for four months $12,798.19 

2. New Missionaries — Eleven new missionaries are being sent 
out; six to China, three to Japan, two to Brazil. These are not 
additional missionaries but new ones to take the places of some 
who have been removed on account of death or retirement. 

3. Results — The missionaries are maintaining their brave 
spirit of hope, bearing their increased burdens with great personal 
sacrifice, inspired by the spiritual results of their labours, and the 
needs and increasing opportunities confronting them. They are 
still trusting that we will come to their relief with the strength of 
reinforcements. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the Foreign Mission season of October and November 
be earnestly observed by the pastors in acquainting their people 
with the facts of our mission work, in encouraging mission study 
classes, and in observing the week of prayer and self-denial with 
emphasis on the special offering. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. H. Allison, 
K. L. Whittington, 
J. W. Paisley, 
Foreign Missions Committee. 

Presbytery took recess with prayer until 9:00 a. m. 
tomorrow. 



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SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 9:00 a. m. and was led in 
devotional exercises by Rev. W. M. Baker. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read, cor- 
rected and approved. 

The matter of a retreat for the ministers of our Pres- 
bytery was discussed but had to go over as unfinished 
business to make way for the report of the Stewardship 
Committee which was partially adopted, recommitted 
and presented at Called Meeting of Nov. 25, 1935, and is 
found as adopted on page 50. 

The matter of a retreat was again taken up and the 
following committee was appointed to arrange the dock- 
et for the Spring Meeting of Presbytery — Revs, W« M. 
Baker, W. H. Allison, F. M. Hawley, M. S. Huske, the 
pastor of the host Church and the stated Clerk. Special 
reference was made to the devotional features for this 
meeting. 

The Presbytery's Home Missions Committee made the 
following report which was adopted : 

We cannot give figures of work accomplished by our men, inas- 
much as reports for the second quarter do not come in till the last 
of September. Suffice it to say, however, that our men are still 
doing the same faithful work, and labouring on, even though finan- 
cially handicapped. All our fields are supplied with pastors now, 
save the newest one, namely: Riverview, Joyce's Chapel, Sandy 
Ridge, Pine Hall. Mr. Willis left about June 1st and we are still 
looking for a man to take his place. 

W;e are still greatly handicapped by lack of funds. We have 
received since April 1st approximately $902, whereas our budget 
called for approximately $1,955 for those five months, amount re- 
ceived being about 44% of the amount needed. However, we ex- 
pect a substantial increase in receipts from the churches, now 
that the summer is over and fall has about set in, with the usual 
increase in contributions to benevolences. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. P. Dickson, Chairman. 



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46 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 

To Orange Presbytery, Asheboro, N. C. 
September 11, 1935. 

That 2:30 o'clock, p. m., on the first day of meeting of Pres- 
bytery be set as standing order for the report of Presbytery's 
Home Missions Committee. 

The Ad-Interim Committee on Nominations made the 
following report: 

1. That D. W. Wright take the place of T. S. Neal, deceased, 
on the Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College (Class 1936). 

2. Religious Education — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Chairman; Revs. 
J. R. McGregor, A. V. Gibson, R. F. Whitley, W. M. Baker, with 
Elders C. P. Robertson, H. W. Owen, J. E. Bradley and the Secre- 
tary of Religious Education in the Presbyterial. That Orange 
Presbyterial be requested to appoint five members from the Pres- 
byterial to constitute an advisory board. 

3. Stewardship— Mr. J. T. Hines to take the place of T. S. 
Neal, deceased (Class 1937). 

4. That an Ad-Interim Committee of three be appointed to 
recast the Committees and revise the Standing Rules of Presby- 
tery. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman, 

J. S. Cook, Committee. 

The report with the recommendations was adopted 
and the same committee was continued as before with 
three to constitute a quorum. 

The following report of the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief was adopted: 

That Presbytery urge all Churches to make the special offer- 
ing for Ministerial Relief at Christmas time either at a pageant 
or special service. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

Rev. R. M. Williams made a verbal report on Bible, 
Sabbath and Family Religion which was received as in- 
formation. 

Rev. W. M. Baker reported for the Committee on 
Orphans' Home and the 1934 committee on this matter 
was re-appointed to present this matter to the Churches 
for this Thanksgiving. 



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The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

That Revs. W. T. Thompson, N. R. Claytor, and S. R. Hope be 
excused from attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. That 
Rev. J. T. Barham be excused after the afternoon of the first day, 
Rev. A. V. Gibson and Elder R. M. Buechel be excused from at- 
tendance on the second day. Jonas Barclay, Chairman. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies reported that 
no business had come into their hands. 

The Committee on Assembly's Minutes reported and 
after being amended the report was adopted: (Report 
through the Chairman Rev. D. H. Stewart.) 

1. That Presbytery answer in the affirmative the 
question of Dual Membership. 

2. Presbytery answer in the negative the question to 
el^ct Commissioners to the General Assembly for a term 
of two years. 

The Auditing Committee had no business referred to 

it. 

Presbytery, by a rising vote, adopted the following 
Resolution of Thanks : 

We wish to express our profound gratitude and appreciation 
to the people of this congregation and community for your kind 
hospitality and the manner in which you received and entertained 
this, the 331st meeting of Orange Presbytery. 

May the richest blessings of our God rest upon you who have 
made our stay so pleasant. L T EdgertoN) 

J. E. Bradley, Committee. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with a hymn, prayer and the Benediction to 
meet in the Sanford Presbyterian Church, Sanford, N. 
C, on Tuesday, April 9th, 1936, at 11 :00 a. m. 

N. N. Fleming, Moderator, 
C. N. Morrison, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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48 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 

CALLED MEETING 
Greensboro, N. C., November 25, 1935. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met in the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, on the above date at 10 :00 a. m., was called 
to order by Rev. N. N. Fleming, Moderator, and opened 
with prayer by Rev. W. M. Baker. 

Rev. W. M. Baker was requested to act as. Clerk (in 
the absence of the Permanent Clerk) . 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers— Revs. L. T. Edgerton, J. M. Millard, E. H. 
Clarke, K. L. Whittington, J. W. Mann, M. S. Huske, R. 
S. Wilson, W. M. Cooper, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., C. G. Smith, 
D.D., W. E. Harrop, W. M. Baker, N. N. Fleming, Joseph 
Rennie, D.D., C. F. Myers, D.D., J. S. Jones, D. H. Ste- 
wart, R. M. Williams, S. M. Rankin, W. H. Allison, F. 
S. Blue, J. S. Cook, Jonas Barclay, D. J. Blackwell, J. 
T. Barham. 

Elders — Dr. Henry Louis Smith, First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, Dr. W. A. Hayes, First Presbyterian 
Church, High Point, C. F. Watrous, Glenwood. 

A quorum being present, the Call was read, found in 
order, and the first item, to act upon the resignation of 
Dr. Joseph Rennie, of the High Point Church, was taken 
up. 

Dr. Rennie being present offered his resignation, sta- 
ting that, he did so that a new man might be secured to 
prosecute the work more vigorously. 

A committee appointed by the High Point Church 
being present was given the privileges of the floor. The 
committee consisted of Messrs. Carter Dalton from the 
Session, Paul Ingle from the Diaconate, and John Abels 
from the Congregation. 

Mr. Dalton presented the action of the Church in a 
paper certified by himself, and Dr. W. A. Hayes, Mode- 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 49 



rator and Clerk of a duly called Congregational Meeting 
which had voted to concur in Dr. Rennie's request to 
dissolve the pastoral relation. 

A number of the brethren expressed their apprecia- 
tion of Dr. Rennie's work in our Presbytery. 

The following resolution of Love and Esteem was 
adopted : 

The Presbytery of Orange would record its sincere apprecia- 
tion of the associations and service of Dr. Joseph Rennie during 
the past three years while he has been a member of our Presby- 
try and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of High Point, 
N. C. 

Dr. Rennie has ever been ready to give his counsel and ser- 
vice at all times. His broad experience and wisdom have been a 
source of strength and assurance in times of perplexity and trial; 
while his loving spirit has been an inspiration and help to the 
younger members of Presbytery. 

We trust that our associations may continue through many 
more years and that his presence may continue to be a blessed 
benediction in our meetings of Presbytery. 

Presbytery then accepted the resignation of Dr. Ren- 
nie of the pastorate of the High Point Church and dis- 
solved the pastoral relation between Dr. Rennie and the 
High Point Church, to take effect Dec. 31, 1935. 

Presbytery ordered that the following resolutions 
from the High Point Church be incorporated in our min- 
utes : 

At a meeting of the Congregation of the First Presbyterian 
Church of High Point, held on December 15, 1935, the following 
resolution was offered by Carter Dalton, duly seconded, and un- 
animously adopted: 

Whereas, our beloved pastor, Dr. Joseph Rennie, has resigned 
his pastorate of this church and he and Mrs. Rennie plan to shortly 
move from High Point and reside elsewhere; and, 

Whereas, under Dr. Rennie's Christian influence and unselfish 
and effective leadership, the spiritual life of our church has been 
deeply enriched and its financial condition greatly improved; and, 

Whereas, Mrs. Rennie, by her charming manner and her in- 
fluence of refinement and Christian culture, has deeply endeared 



50 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



herself to us and has ever been a source of happiness and inspi- 
ration : 

Be It Resolved; That the congregation of the First Presby- 
terian Church of High Point with a heart full of love and grati- 
tude for Dr. Rennie and his gracious wife and help-mate and 
with the fullest realization of the great service done by them for 
Christ's Kingdom and this church, bids them God-speed and ex- 
tends to this wonderful couple, our friends, the sincerest wish for 
many more years of happiness and God's blessing; 

Resolved, Further, That a copy of this resolution be ordered 
spread upon the minutes of the Session of this Church, and that a 
copy be forwarded to the Presbytery of Orange with the request 
that it be inserted in the records of that body. 

Wm. A. Hayes, 

Clerk of Session and of Congregational Meeting. 

At Dr. Rennie's request the Stated Clerk was instruc- 
ted to give a letter of dis-mission to him at any time to 
any Presbytery he wished to join (however, he expressed 
his intention to remain a member of Orange Presbytery 
for the time) . 

The Stewardship Committee made the following re- 
port which was received and the recommendations taken 
up seriatim and adopted, and the report as a whole was 
then adopted and is as follows: (The report printed 
below includes that made at the regular meeting in 
Asheboro, see page 45.) 

Stewardship Committee Report 

1. That March 8, 1936, be designated as the Every Member- 
Canvass Day, and that the Churches accept the benevolent appor- 
tionments adopted by Presbytery as the minimum goal, and that 
the Churches try to subscribe the asking in full during the can- 
vass week. 

2. That March 22, 1936, be designated as "Presbyterian Loy- 
alty Day"; that on this day, or a day most suitable to the local 
Church, an earnest effort be made to collect in full pledges, or 
free-will offerings sufficient to pay in full the askings of Presby- 
tery for every cause, and that such offerings be sent to benevo- 
lent causes through the proper treasurer, so as to reach them 
before April 3, 1936. 

3. While recognizing the benefit of the Belmont Covenant Plan 
as a means of arousing, enlisting, and inspiring givers to give at 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 51 



least the tithe for a limited time, we earnestly recommend that 
it he continued with a view to its becoming the permanent practise 
and experience of the members of the Church. 

That it be used at a convenient season in time to be over bef ore 
the end of the Church year so that the benevolent askings' can be 
met in full by March 31, 1936. 

4. That the Lord's Acre Plan be a part of the Church's Stew- 
ardship Plan and Program where practical. 

5. That Presbytery comply with the request of the General 
Assembly and Synod in observing the year 1936 as the 75th anni- 
versary of our Church, known as the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, 
in trying to help reach the goal set by the General Assembly in 
leading the people into a better understanding and a more faith- 
ful practice of Christian Stewardship of life and possessions as 
adopted by the 1935 Assembly — a 25% increase in benevolences, 
and 100,000 Scriptural tithers. 

6. That Presbytery cooperate with the 1935 General Assem- 
bly in setting apart the week of Sept. 22-29 as "Dollar Gift Day" 
for raising $100,000 for the General Assembly's Home Mission Sus- 
tentation Fund, with the understanding that if these dates are not 
suitable, convenient times are to be used prior to Nov. 1, 1935, 
for getting at least $1 from every member of the Church. 

7. That Presbytery accept the askings of Synod which is 
$59,000 and that this amount be distributed on the following per- 
centage basis: 

(The Secretary was permitted to hold the report until this 
item could be worked out and the percentage finally adopted was 
that of Synod, except Presbytery's Home Missions was made 16% 
instead of 12.5%, and Assembly's Home Missions 12.5% instead 
of 16%.) 

Percent 



Foreign Missions 31.0 

Assembly's Home Missions 12.5 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 7.5 

Religious Education 2.5 

Assembly's Training School .9 

Bible Cause .6 

Synod's Home Missions 8.7 

Educational Institutions 8.5 

U. T. Seminary 1.3 

Barium Springs 7.5 

Presbytery's Home Missions 16.0 

Religious Education in Synod 1.0 

State Education Institutions 2.0 



100.0 



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8. That the question of the equity of the Presbyterial tax be 
deferred until the Committee can meet at a convenient time and 
place. 

The following additional supplemental recommenda- 
tions were adopted: 

1. That Presbytery appoint a committee of seven on the Dia- 
mond Jubilee Celebration in Presbytery. 

2. That the apportionments to the Churches for benevolences 
be the same for 1936-37 as for the years 1934-35, and 1935-36. 
(See below) . 

3. That the Presbyterial Tax for 1936-37 be as follows: 



IHUKIH 


BENEVOLENT 


PRESBYTERIAL 




APPORTIONMENT 


TAX 


Alamance 


$ 1,943.00 


$ 63.00 


Asheboro 


256.00 


30.00 


Bessemer 


356.00 


14.00 


Bethany 


123.00 


12.00 


Bethel 


354.00 


12.00 


Bethesda 


264.00 


12.00 


Bethlehem 


123.00 


8.00 


Broadway 


385.00 


. 9.00 


Buffalo (G) 


1,973.00 


59.00 


Buffalo (L) 


312.00 


16.00 


Burlington First 


3,229.00 


103.00 


Burlington Second 


175.00 


14.00 


Church of Covenant _ 


5,245.00 


118.00 


Community 


52.00 


2.00 


Cross Roads 


320.00 


22.00 


Cumnock 


52.00 


3.00 


East Burlington 


36.00 


5.00 


Efland _ _. . 


48.00 


3.00 


El Bethel 


95.00 


7.00 


Eno 


116.00 


9.00 


Euphronia 


110.00 


5.00 


Fairfield 


71.00 


5.00 


Farmville 


31.00 


2.00 


Gilead 


24.00 


2.00 


Glenwood 


280.00 


20.00 


Goldston 


45.00 


2.00 


Graham 


3,060.00 


85.00 


Greensboro First 


31,788.00 


350.00 


Greenwood 


177.00 


5.00 


Griers 


159.00 


3.00 


Gulf 


313.00 


5.00 


Hawfields 


480.00 


31.00 


Haywood _ 


29.00 


4.00 


High Point 


5,696.00 


95.00 


Hillsboro 


319.00 


13.00 


Jonesboro 


456.00 


12.00 



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53 



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TAX 


Leaksville 


$ 242.00 


$ 19.00 


Little River 


277.00 


13.00 


Madison 


467.00 


15.00 


Mebane _ _ _ 


2,758.00 


52.00 


Milton 


169.00 


9.00 


Mt. Vernon Springs 


400.00 


5.00 


New Hope 


115.00 


6.00 


North Eno 


31.00 


1.00 


Piedmont 


158.00 


7.00 


Pittsboro 


180.00 


6.00 


Pleasant Grove 


37.00 


5.00 


Pocket 


111.00 


5.00 


Red House .. 


173.00 


7.00 


Reidsville 


_ 2,362.00 


71.00 


River View 


58.00 


4.00 


Salem 


94.00 


4.00 


Sanford 


3,280.00 


66.00 


Saxapahaw 


20.00 


1.00 


Shiloh _ 


170.00 


4.00 


Smyrna 


58.00 


4.00 




1 fiin 00 


5.00 


Spray 


182.00 


2o!oo 


Springwood _ _ 


256.00 


11.00 


Chapel Hill 


729.00 


30.00 


St. Andrews 


281.00 


17.00 


Stoneville 


73.00 


3.00 


Stony Creek 


144.00 


4.00 


Westminster 


_ 4,224.00 


65.00 


White Hill 


146.00 


12.00 


Yanceyville 


116.00 


8.00 


Total 


$76,701.00 


$1,645.00 



W. E. Harrop, Chairman, 
J. W. Mann, Secretary. 



Item No. 3 of the call being taken care of by No. 2, 
and no further business arising, the minutes were read 
and approved and Presbytery adjourned with prayer to 
meet in the Sanford Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, 
April 14th, 1936, at 11 :00 a. m. 

N. N. Fleming, Moderator, 
W. M. Baker, Clerk Pro-Tern. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

*NOTE — The following Committee on Diamond Jubilee was appointed: 
Revs. W. E. Harrop, Chairman; E. E. Gillespie, Secretary; Wade H. Allison, 
A. V. Gibson, and N. N. Fleming; Elders: Jno. A. Kellenberger, and Frank 
P. Graham. 



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CALLED MEETING 
Greensboro, N. C., March 6, 1936. 

Pursuant to to the Call of the Moderator, Orange 
Presbytery met on the above date in the First Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C, at 3:00 p. m., was 
called to order by the Moderator, and opened with prayer 
by Rev. J. M. Millard. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance: 

Ministers— C. G. Smith, D.D., S. M. Rankin, E. H. 
Clarke, D. J. Blackwell, J. T. Barham, R. M. Williams, 
R. S. Wilson, F. S. Blue, R. F. Whitley, W. H. Allison, 
D. H. Stewart, J. M. Millard, K. L. Whittington, C. F. 
Myers, D.D., L. T. Edgerton, Watt M. Cooper, E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D., A. P. Dickson, W. M. Baker, J. S. Jones, 
M. S. Huske, J. W. Mann, C. N. Morrison, N. N. Flem- 
ing and C. E. Hodgin, D.D. 

Elders — C. F. Watrous, Glenwood, E. A. Ranson, 
Greensboro First;, and J. N. Benton, Church of the Cove- 
nant. 

The call was read, found in order and the first item, 
— to act upon the resignation of Rev. C. E. Hodgin as 
pastor of Westminster Church — was taken up. 

Dr. Hodgin offered his resignation with reasons for 
same. 

The Church was heard through its representative, 
Wm. J. Holman, speaking for a committee of four ap- 
pointed by the church. 

Mr. Holmann read resolutions from the Congrega- 
tion declining to concur with the pastor in the request 
that the pastoral relation be dissolved, the vote being 
135 against joining and 39 for joining with him in the 
request. 

Elder P. N. Pritchett was also heard. 

Motion was made that Presbytery proceed to act on 
the request. It was carried. 



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Rev. R. M. Williams and others spoke in appreciation 
of Dr. Hodgin. 

Presbytery granted Dr. Hodgin's request and dis- 
solved the pastoral relation effective April 1, 1936. 

By a rising vote Presbytery adopted the following 
resolution : 

In dissolving the pastoral relation between Dr. C. E. Hodgin 
and the Westminster Church, the Presbytery of Orange wishes to 
place on permanent record the high esteem in which it holds Dr. 
Hodgin. 

For more than thirty-seven years he has been a member of 
our body, and pastor of the Westminster Church, and by our as- 
sociations with him during this time we have all received a spirit- 
ual blessing. 

He has been a most valuable member of the Presbytery, he has 
served on many Committees both permanent and special, and has 
always done his work well. His counsel has been wise; and often 
when faced with knotty problems he has helped to find the right 
solution. He has been a most faithful Presbyter, and has never 
shirked any responsibility placed upon him. But best of all is his 
fine Christian spirit, his gentleness, and his kindliness. 

We reluctantly dissolve this pastoral relation, but we rejoice 
that he is to remain in our midst, and that we are still to have the 
benefits and blessings of his fellowship and counsel. 

By motion a paper of appreciation from the Young 
People of the Westminster Church was read. 

Rev. A. P. Dickson was appointed by Presbytery to 
co-operate with the Westminster Church in regard to 
the unpaid salary due Dr. Hodgin. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presby- 
tery adjourned with prayer to meet on Tuesday, April 
14, 1936, at 11 :00 a. m. in the Sanford Presbyterian 
Church, Sanford, N. C. 

N. N. Fleming, Moderator, 
C. N. Morrison, Clerk. 



Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY 

The Directory is not printed since only a few changes 
have been made since the last meeting of Presbytery as 
follows: The remaining officers, committees, etc., re- 
main as found on page 31. 

Moderator — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C. 

D. W. Wright in the place of T. S. Neal (deceased), 
Trustee of Flora Macdonald College. 

Religious Education — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Chair- 
man ; Revs. J. R. McGregor, A. V. Gibson, R. F. Whitley, 
W. M. Baker, with Elders C. P. Robertson, H. W. Owen, 
J. E. Bradley, and the Secretary of Religious Education in 
the Presbyterial, Mrs. M. S. Huske, and that Presbyte- 
rial be requested to appoint five members from the Pres- 
byterial to constitute an advisory board. 

Mr. J. T. Hines to take the place of Mr. T. S. Neal 
(deceased) on the Stewardship Committee class (1937). 

Diamond Jubilee — Rev. W. E. Harrop, Chairman; 
Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Secretary; Revs. A. V. Gibson, Wade 
H. Allison, and N. N. Fleming; Elders, Jno. A. Kellen- 
berger, and Frank P. Graham. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 57 



REGULAR SPRING MEETING 

Sanford, N. C., April 14, 1936. 

The Presbytery of Orange met on the above date in 
its 332nd Stated Session in the Presbyterian Church, San- 
ford, N. C., at 11:00 a. m. 

The opening sermon was preached by the retiring 
Moderator, Rev. N. N. Fleming, from the text Romans 
1:16-17, after which Presbytery was constituted with 
prayer by the Moderator. 

(For roll of Presbytery see Statistical Report of 1936 in Appendix.) 
The roll was called and the following noted pres-ent: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

Wade H. Allison C. O. Archibald Spray 

W. M. Baker J. S. White Mebane 

Jonas Barclay W. H. Garner Goldston 

D. J. Blackwell T. L. Smith Leaksville 

F. S. Blue 

H. S. Bradshaw, D.D L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook 

W. M. Cooper 

A. P. Dickson L. W. McFarland Buffalo (G) 

L. T. Edgerton S. C. Stewart Springwood 

W. H. Paisley Bethel 

N. N. Fleming J. S. Gibson Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson E. M. Underwood Sanford 

W. E. Harrop H. W. Scott Graham 

L. R. Crutchfield ___Bethany 

F. M. Hawley R. E. Labberton Madison 

M. S. Huske W. B. Millner Reidsville 

J. S. Jones L. L. Garrison Cross Roads 

C. W. Stanford Bethlehem 

J. W. Mann J. E. Latta Little River 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D Paul Morrow Burlington 1st 

J. M. Millard D. Max Coble Alamance 

C. N. Morrison J. W. Knott Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Wilcox (2) Euphronia 

D. A. Mcintosh Pocket 

E. W. Kelly (2) White Hill 

C. F. Myers, D.D E. M. Sellars Greensboro 1st 

C. G. Smith, D.D 

D. H. Stewart Paul W. Wager Chapel Hill 

E. F. Whitley r__W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

Robert Lee Neal Bethesda 

C. C. Smith Griers 

C. H. Fuqua Pleasant Grove 



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MINISTERS 



ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



K. L. Wihittington 
C. L. Wicker 



.G. C. Cole 

J. H. Kennedy. 
I. C. Crawford. 



Gulf 

.Cumnock 
Covenant 



R. M. Williams 
R. S. Wilson__. 



John A. Buchanan. 

G. W. Denny 

John A. Dalrymple. 

L. E. McNair 

W. L. Flenniken 

L. A. Scott 



St. Andrews 
Westminster 



..Broadway 
High Point 

__Jonesboro 
Salem 



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Rev. Ronald S. Wilson was elected Moderator, and 
Rev. Roy F. Whitley was elected Temporary Clerk, both 
by acclamation. 

The minutes of intervening meetings were read for 
information. 

Rev. A. V. Gibson presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on Orders which was adopted as follows : 

Recess for lunch each day at 12 :30, and again at 4 :30 
p. m. for committee meetings. 

Tuesday, 3 :30 p. m., a special order for report of 
Committee on Educational Institutions ; 7 :45 p. m., Tues- 
day, standing order popular meeting on Foreign Mis- 
sions. 

Wednesday, 9:00 a. m., Devotional Service conducted 
by Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D. 

The Clerk read communications which were referred 
as follows: From Revs. R. C. Gilmore, J. T. Barham, C. 
E. Hodgin, and W. T. Thompson, to Committee on Leave 
of Absence. 

From Stated Clerk of Synod, to Treasurer of Pres- 
bytery. 

From Candidate Carl R. Pritchett requesting dismis- 
sion, to Granville Presbytery. The request was granted. 

Letter of Explanation as to his leaving his work at 



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Riverview last September from Rev. H. L. Willis accep- 
ted as satisfactory. 

From Rev. W. L. Lingle, referred to Committee on 
Educational Institutions. 

Call from High Point Church for pastoral services of 
Rev. 0. C. Williamson and his letter of dismission from 
the Presbytery of Louisiana were referred to Commit- 
tee on Calls and Supplies. 

Rev. Donald Mclver of Abingdon Presbytery was in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :45 p. m. 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :45 p. m. and was. opened 
with the singing of a hymn and with prayer. 

The Moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies — Revs. A. P. Dickson, C. F. Myers, 
and Elders C. W. Stanford and J. E. Latta. 

Installations— Revs. L. T. Edgerton, J. S. Jones, and 
Elder D. A. Mcintosh. 

Statistical — Rev. Wade H. Allison and Elders I. C. 
Crawford and Robert Lee Neal. 

Sessional Records — (In absence of Permanent Chair- 
man) Revs. C. G. Smith, J. S. Cook, E. H. Clarke, R. F. 
Whitley and Elders J. S. White, E. M. Sellars, L. R. 
Crutchfield, H. W. Scott, C. H. Fuqua and Jno. A. Dal- 
rymple. 

Leave of Absence — Rev. Jonas Barclay and Elder J. 
W. Knott. 

Nominations — Revs. M. S. Huske, J. R. McGregor, 
J. S. Cook and Elders W. H. Paisley and W. B. Millner. 



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Auditing — Elders L. A. Scott and L. E. Beard. 

Minutes of Synod— Rev. C. L. Wicker and Elder G. 
W. Denny. 

Resolution of Thanks — Rev. W. E. Harrop and Eld- 
er D. Max Coble. 

Rev. H. S. Bradshaw offered his resignation of the 
New Hope Church. Action on this matter was deferred 
until the arrival of the representative of the Church. 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson was received from the Pres- 
bytery of Louisiana pending his examination. He was 
then examined on Experimental Religion by the Mode- 
rator. On Church Government and Sacraments by Rev. 
Jonas Barclay, both of which were sustained separately 
and the examination as a whole was then sustained. Dr. 
Williamson having answered in the affirmative the con- 
stitutional questions, he was ordered enrolled after sign- 
ing the obligation. 

The call from the High Point Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. 0. C. Williamson was found in order, 
placed in his hands and accepted by him. 

The following commission was appointed to install 
Rev. 0. C. Williamson pastor of the High Point Church 
on Sunday, May 3rd, at 11 :00 a. m. 

Rev. M. S. Huske, Chairman, to preside and preach 
the sermon. Rev. N. N. Fleming, to charge the pastor, 
and Elder J. S. White, to charge the congregation; Rev. 
S. M. Rankin and Dr. H. L. Smith, other members alter- 
nates to any member who could not be present. 

Presbytery ruled that any two ministers and one eld- 
er should constitute a quorum of the commission. 

Rev. M. S. Huske made the following report of the 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief. The report was received and the recommendations 
adopted. -J 

The work of the cause of Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief in Orange Presbytery for the past year has been encourag- 
ing. 



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I. Christian Education — We have four candidates for the min- 
istry. One of these, Carl R. Pritehette, of Reidsville, is finishing a 
post graduate course and is to be dismissed to Granville Presby- 
tery. Two others, Robert Lee Forbes, Jr., of Alamance Church, 
and John C. Whitley, of Burlington 2nd Church, are graduating 
this year. Dr. Lacy speaks of them in the highest terms. 

The other candidate, Paul Rakestraw, is recuperating from a 
severe automobile accident near Wentworth, N. C. His wife, a 
candidate for mission service, is teaching until her husband's health 
permits the resumption of their studies at Union Seminary. 

We will have no candidate at Union Seminary this fall, the* 
first time in many years. 

I am in correspondence with a young man now a sophomore at 
Davidson College. 

Two of the candidates at Union received loans of $60 each. 
No loan was made from the Student Fund. 

II. Ministerial Relief — There were two ministers and eight 
widows aided this past year to the amount of $1,860. 

III. Ministers' Annuity Fund — The great unfinished work is 
the raising of the $3,000,000, of which nearly $600,000 has been 
paid. $880,000 subscribed. Orange Presbytery subscribed $26,430 
and has paid $12,772. 

IV. The Mary I. Smith Fund $1,000 established to aid candi- 
dates for the ministry now has $187.52 on deposit in Bank of 
Reidsville. We are making no new loans until the fund has been 
largely refunded. 

RECOM MENDATION S : 

1. That our ministers, officers, and churches be urged to 
keep the importance of this cause before our people and that all 
different organizations be encouraged to contribute to this cause. 

2. That every church make plans to have supplementary of- 
fering at Christmas for Ministerial Relief. 

3. That all our churches plan to give this cause the right of 
way next year, 1937. 

4. That the applications of Mrs. Inez B. Caldwell, Mrs. A. W. 
Crawford, Mrs. Sue W. Herndon, Mrs. T. M. McConnell, Rev. W. 
W. McMorries, Mrs. Lou J. Palmer, Mrs. M. A. Ray, Mrs. Ella 
Thorn and Mrs. Margaret Wicker be approved. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

The Treasurer of the Presbytery made report which was adop- 
ted with the Auditor's report as follows: 



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Orange Presbytery Treasurer's Report 

April 4, 193,5, to April 8, 1936 

Balance Disburse- Balance 

April 3, Receipts ments April 18, 

1935 1936 

Foreign Missions $ .00 $ 7,084.22 $ 7,084.22 $ 

Assembly's Home Missions .00 2,914.20 2,914.20 

Synod's Home Missions .00 2,047.55 2,047.55 

Presbytery's Home Missions .00 3,285.93 3,285.93 

Christian Edu. and Min. Relief__ .00 1,856.40 1,856.40 

Sunday School Ext. and Pub .00 572.93 572.93 

Schools and Colleges .00 1,892.17 1,892.17 

Union Theological Seminary .00 249.83 249.83 

Bible Cause .00 139.03 139.03 

Orphans' Home .00 1,727.33 1,727.33 

Assembly's Training School .00 236.64 236.64 

Relig. Edu. in Synod of N. C .00 42.93 42.93 

Religious Edu. in Orange Pres .00 15.25 15.25 

Prot. Relief in Europe .00 14.25 14.25 

Presbytery's Expense 477.26 1,101.00 1,112.64 465.62 

Totals $477.26 $23,179.66 $23,191.30 $465.62 

C. G. Smith, Treasurer. 
AUDITOR'S REPORT 



Asheboro, N. C., April 8, 1936. 

We have audited the Treasurer's' books and annual report and 
find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present 
for all disbursements except for the following checks which were 
outstanding- when bank's regular statement was rendered as at 
close of business on April 8, 1936. 

Outstanding checks at April 8, 1936, were as follows: 

No. In Favor of Amount 

963— M. S. Huske $ 8.89 

162— Edwin F. Willis 1,831.83 

166— W. H. Hopper 481.59 

169— E. B. Eldridge 56.85 

171— Gilbert Darlington 52.38 

177— C. N. Morrison 6.25 

178— E. L. Barbour 8.39 

179— Treas. of Rel. Edu. in Presbytery 15.25 

180— Neely N. Fleming 2.00 

181— Pres. Com. Publication 8.17 

182— J. O. Redding, Postmaster 3.25 

183— Margaret Vance 13.25 



Total $2,488.10 

The twenty checks totaling $5,005.42 that were outstanding 
at the time of last Audit April 15, 1935, have all been presented 
and charged to the Treasurer's account with the exception of 
check No. 963 in favor of M. S. Huske. All checks were examined 
with all other cancelled vouchers. 



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We find the Annual Report correct and the balance of $465.62 
agrees with the bank balance after taking into consideration out- 
standing checks as listed above. 

James B. Neeia 
Lester E. Monroe. 

The following report on Retreat for Presbytery was 
adopted : 

Your Committee on Retreat for Presbytery wishes to recom- 
mend to Presbytery — 

1. That Tuesday evening of Presbytery be set aside by Pres- 
bytery as a period of devotional service. That no business be al- 
lowed in this period. 

2. That the Committee on Evangelism be enlarged and called 
Committee on Spiritual Life and Evangelism and be responsible for 
the program for this period of Presbytery. 

This will necessitate the changing of the standing rule that 
Tuesday evening be given to a popular meeting on Foreign Mis- 
sions. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. M. Baker. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop made report for the Committee 
on Diamond Jubilee which was received as informa- 
tion. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

Report on Assembly's Home Missions 

This is the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the organization of 
our General Assembly. It is a fitting time to review past accom- 
plishments and to plan for the future of this fundamental work, 
which has had so large a place in the life of our Church. 

A search of the records reveals the fact that in 1867, when 
reliable figures were first available, there were 1,309 churches and 
80,532 members. In the sixty-eight years' following there have been 
added 3,718 new organizations, making a total of 5,027 churches 
since the organization of the Assembly in 1861. During this same 
period 906,335 members have been received on profession of faith 
in Christ. 

In 1935 the General Assembly reported 3,541 churches with a 
resident membership of 477,467. The lesson of these figures on 
church growth is that only by constantly pressing the work of ex- 
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warning in the fact that in 1935 we had sixty fewer churches and 
384 fewer Assembly Home Missionaries than we had ten years ago. 
This indicates the present trend and constitutes an urgent call 
for Home Mission advance if the Presbyterian Church is to save 
its own life and do its rightful share in winning our country for 
Christ. 

During the year just ended there were 501 missionaries on the 
rolls of the Assembly's Committee, serving 741 churches and mis- 
sions. The evangelistic outreach of the Assembly's Home Mission 
enterprise is seen in the fact that these workers also serve 495 
outposts, Sunday Schools and preaching points. Through the 
agency of Assembly's Home Missions some mission service is ren- 
dered in more than 1100 communities. 

The total Home Mission receipts were $300,019, a decrease of 
$30,582. The budget receipts were $288,391, a gain of $2,998. There 
is much encouragement in the fact that there was an increase 
in receipts' from churches, societies and individuals, the regular 
sources of income. In 1929 the total Home Missions income was 
$588,088; in 1934 it was $289,512, or a loss of more than 50% in 
five years. With the gains in regular gifts the past two pears 
there is reason to believe that the end of the decline in Home Mis- 
sion giving has been reached, that missionary salaries can soon be 
restored and some of the tragic Home Mission losses of the depres- 
sion period regained. 

It is hoped that this Jubilee Year will definitely mark the end 
of the retreat and the beginning of a great missionary advance. In 
this anniversary celebration there are two goals vitally connected 
with Home Missions. The first is the addition of 25,000 members 
upon profession, or an increase of about 50% over last year. The 
records show that year after year the Home Missionaries of the 
Church have the largest percentage of increase on profession. The 
second goal is a thank-offering of $500,000 by an increase of 25% 
in benevolent contributions. The Home Mission Churches will share 
in this advance, and each Church and Mission should do its part in 
securing this Jubilee Thank-Offering. 

As a part of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary celebration, the 
Home and Foreign Mission Committee are uniting in a joint mis- 
sion study with a joint self-denial offering in November, when 
the Church will be challenged by the unity of its mission task at 
home and in foreign lands. 

The following recommendations are offered: 

1. That our entire membership be called to a larger recogni- 
tion of the primary place of Home Missions in the growth of the 
Church and the welfare of the Nation. 

2. That our entire membership be called to a recognition of 



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the necessity of providing an adequate support for our Home Mis- 
sionaries. 

3. That the period, October 11-November 15, be set apart for 
a united Home and Foreign Mission Study, and that the period 
of November 1-15, be designated as the period of Prayer and Self- 
Denial with a joint offering in all the churches for these two mis- 
sion causes of the Assembly. 

4. That each Church secure a copy of the annual report of the 
Assembly's Home Mission Committee to be used in connection with 
this joint mission study. 

Respectfully submitted, J. M. Millard, Chairman. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay made verbal report on the As- 
sembly's Training School, followed by a open discussion 
in which Revs. R. F. Whitley, 0. C. Williamson, P. Cary 
Adams, of Wilmington Presbytery, who also spoke on 
the Presbyterian Junior College, and others spoke briefly 
on the work of the Training School. The report was 
received as information. 

New Hope Church reported through Elder G. M. 
Kirkland that the Church concurred in Dr. Bradshaw's 
request for dissolution of the pastoral relation existing 
between himself and the Church, and the request was 
granted, his resignation accepted and the pastoral rela- 
tion dissolved, effective April 1, 1936. 

The following commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly meeting May 21, 1936, in Augusta, Ga., were elected. 

MINISTERS 

PRINCIPALS ALTERNATES 

A. V. Gibson P. H. Gwynn, Jr. 

R. M. Williams Watt M. Cooper 

Wade H. Allison R. S. Wilson 
ELDERS 

J. Harvey White E. M. Underwood 

G. W. Denny R. B. Wicker 

E. C. Turner L. E. Beard 

Rev. Frederick R. Brown, of Winchester Presbytery, 
was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a vis- 
iting brother. 

Presbytery took recess until 7 :45 p. m. 



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FIRST DAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery reconvened in popular meeting on For- 
eign Missions at 7 :45 p. m. 

After a song and prayer s-ervice, Rev. W. H. Allison, 
Chairman of the Committee, presented Rev. H. L. Reaves 
of our China Mission who made an interesting address. 

Following the address an offering was made to defray 
the expenses of the visiting Missionary. 

The chairman then made the following report which 
was adopted: 

Foreign Mission Report 
April 14, 1936 

The Committee on Foreign Missions submits the following re- 
port: 

Our year of Diamond Jubilee has come. To review the his- 
tory of our Foreign Mission cause is to see that the Church has 
been faithful to the great purpose of her organization to "go into 
all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature", and that 
faithfulness to this avowed purpose has been blessed of God with 
results fruitful and productive beyond the fondest hopes of our 
early pioneers. 

But with all that has been accomplished the work is far from 
finished. A splendid beginning has been made, but it must con- 
tinue to be regarded as only a beginning. Vast areas remain 
where the work must be finished, and even greater ones there are 
which have never been touched. 

After reaching the highest peak numerically in the number of 
active missionaries and the amount contributed for the support of 
the cause in 1926, there has been a steady decline in receipts until 
1935 and a necessary decline in the strength of our missionary 
force. In spite of these conditions by the power of God the spir- 
itual results of the work have steadily increased until in 1934 
when the number of missionaries and amount of receipts were 
smallest; the number added on profession was greatest. To retain 
the ground we have gained there is dire need for immediate rein- 
forcement of our work. 

For this much-needed and eagerly-awaited expansion in our 
Foreign Mission work, the young life of our Church has been 
waiting and now stands ready. 

Our whole missionary effort is handicapped and retarded to- 



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day by the lack of adequate financial support. After touching bot- 
tom in 1934 there was a slight increase in receipts in 1935, but 
the financial income in 1936 has been very disheartening. 

The Secretary in Nashville announced at 4:00 p. m., March 
31st, that unless $60,000 was received by midnight there would be 
a deficit. Strangely enough, financial support is the one thing that 
we have it in our power to provide. Only God can open the hearts 
of men. Only He can raise up and call out messengers. These 
He has done. One thing is lacking and this He has left us to do. 
It is within our power to make the sacrifices that are needed for 
an adequate support of the work. This is not a matter of prayer 
as vitally necessary as that is. It is simply the question of feeling 
the need enough to pay the cost. 

statistics : 

Number of missionaries, 402 ; an increase of eight. 

Number of native workers, 3,783; a decrease of about 600. 

Number of communicants, 74,732; largest number ever re- 
ported. 

Number of patients treated, 391,454; largest number ever re- 
ported. 

Number of professions, 8,010; increase of 800; 50% increase 
in the last four years. 

Recommendations : 

1. That in keeping with the strong missionary tone of our 
first General Assembly we make this Jubilee Year a year of special 
missionary preaching. 

2. That during the Foreign Mission month of May every pas- 
tor be urged to preach a sermon on Foreign Missions using as his 
basis the missionary declaration of our First Assembly. 

3. That all of the churches in the Presbytery be asked for an 
increase of at least 25% in their contributions to Foreign Mis- 
sions during the current year in accordance with the recommenda- 
tion of the General Assembly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Allison, 

K. L. Whittington. 

Rev. W. S. Golden, a member of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
a visiting brother. 



Elder J. S. Gibson invited Presbytery to hold the 



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fall meeting in the Hawfields Church. The invitation 
was unanimously accepted, time to be left to the Mode- 
rator and Stated Clerk. 

New Hope Church made the request through its re- 
presentative, G. M. Kirkland, that Rev. Watt M. Cooper 
be allowed to serve the church as stated supply until the 
fall meeting of Presbytery. The request was granted. 

Rev. A. P. Dickson made report for the Committee 
on Calls and Supplies, recommending that the Call of the 
Riverview Church for the pastoral services of Rev. J. S. 
Cook be found in order. The recommendation was adop- 
ted, the call found in order, placed in Mr. Cook's hands 
and accepted by him. 

The committee recommended that the overture from 
Hillsboro Church asking that in accordance with the mu- 
tual agreement of the pastor and congregation the sal- 
ary of Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., pastor of the Church, 
be reduced from $1000 to $800 effective from April 1, 
1935, be granted. It was adopted and the request granted. 

The following commission was appointed to install 
Rev. J. S. Cook, pastor of Riverview Church : 

Rev. W. H. Allison, preach the sermon and preside; Rev. F. M. 
Hawley, charge congregation; Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Sr., Elder T. L. 
Smith, charge people; Elder Buck Baughan. Time, some evening 
service in May at 7 :45 p. m. 

Presbytery took recess until tomorrow morning at 
9 :00 o'clock. 

SECOND DAY— Morning Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 9:00 a. m. and was led in 
devotional service by Rev. F. M. Hawley. 

The minutes of yesterday's session were read and 
approved. 

The following report of Woman's Work was adopted : 
Number of Auxiliaries 524 Membership 3882 



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CONTRIBUTIONS 



Benevolences : 

Foreign Missions $ 4,621.00 

Birthday Gift 769.00 

Assembly's Home Missions 1,868.00 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 1,148.00 

Religious Education and Publications 219.00 

Assembly's Training School 90.00 

Bible Cause 70.00 

Synod's Home Missions 1,399.00 

Religious Education in Synod 149.00 

Homes 2,291.00 

Educational Institutions 1,063.00 

Presbytery's Home Missions 1,272.00 



Total Denominational Benevolences $14,878.00 

Special Benevolences 1,004.00 



Total all Benevolences $15,882.00 

Local Church Work: 

Local Auxiliary Current Expenses $ 1,561.00 

Contingent Fund 593.00 

Local Church 2,284.00 

Building Expenses 3,016.00 



Total Local Church $ 7,470.00 

Miscellaneous 815.00 



Grand Total All $24,167.00 

Decrease $ 1,316.00 

Amount per capita $ 6.00 



Since some outside bequests were made last year, and not- 
available this year, the women have done more work and contribu- 
ted more than last year. 

Roy F. Whitley, Chairman. 

The following report on Nominations was adopted : 

Stated Clerk, N. N. Fleming for three years ; Permanent Clerk, 
C. N. Morrison for three years; Secretary of Stewardship, Rev. 
J. W. Mann for three years. 

Your committee would recommend that all officers, except 
Moderator and Trustees of Presbytery, trustees of Colleges and 
Institutions, and all members of committees be elected for a term 
of (3) three years, and arranged into classes where there are as 
many as three elected. That all of those elected, except Moderator, 
may serve only two terms successively. 

That those now serving Presbytery in such appointment for 
as much as six years may not succeed themselves. 



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Trustees of Davidson College — Lunsford Richardson to suc- 
ceed Col. Don E. Scott, whose term expires at this meeting. 

Presbytery's Home Missions — Five ministers and four elders 
—1939, A. P. Dickson, C. E. Hodgin, J. Harvey White; 1938, J. S. 
Jones, M. S. Huske, T. D. Dupuy; 1937, W. M. Baker, J. S. White, 

E. A. Ranson. 

Foreign Missions— 1939, W. H. Allison; 1938, K. L. Whitting- 
ton; 1937, J. W. Paisley. 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — 1939, J. M. Millard; 
1938, S. M. Rankin; 1937, W. L. Wharton. 

Christian Education and Minis. Relief — 1939, M. S. Huske; 
1938, J. S. Jones; 1937, Henry Louis Smith. 

Religious Education — 1939, N. N. Fleming; C. P. Robertson, 
J. R. McGregor; 1938, A. V. Gibson, R. F. Whitley, J. A. Kellen- 
berger; 1937, W. M. Baker, J. E. Bradley, W. A. Hayes. Mrs. 
M. S. Huske, Presbyterial Secretary of Religious Education, ex- 
officio member. 

Woman's Work— 1939, R. F. Whitley; 1938, D. J. Blackwell; 
1937, J. T. Kilby. 

Educational Institutions — 1939, Jonas Barclay; 1938, P. H. 
Gwynn, Jr.; 1937, J. Harvey White. 

Orphans' Home— 1939, W. M. Baker; 1938, J. M. Millard; 
1937, G. W. Denny. 

Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion— 1939, R. M. Wil- 
liams; 1938, J. T. Barham; 1937, R. Gilmer. 

Stewardship — Three ministers and three elders, elected for 
term of three years and arranged in three classes — 1939, W. E. 
Harrop, J. T. Hines; 1938, L. T. Edgerton, Robert D. White; 1937, 

F. M. Hawley, E. M. Underwood. 

Printed Records of Presbytery— 1939, N. R. Claytor; 1938, 
C. L. Wicker; 1937, W. M. Cooper. 

Auditing Committee— 1939, Jas. B. Neeley; 1938, Lester E. 
Monroe; 1937, P. E. Morrow. 

Historical Committee— 1939, N. N. Fleming; 1938, C. E. Hod- 
gin; 1937, D. H. Stewart. 

Vacancy and Supply — Chairman of Home Missions, Chairman 
of Christian Education, Stated Clerk, and Elder for one term of 
three years, H. W. Scott (1939). 

Sessional Records — Chairman to be elected for one term of 



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three years, and nine other members appointed at Spring meeting 
of Presbytery. F. S. Blue, Chairman. 

Spiritual Life and Evangelism— 1939, W. M. Baker; 1938, 
Ronald S. Wilson; 1937, Irving Crawford. 

The following report of the Committee on Statistics 
was made. (See Appendix which was adopted granting- 
the Stated Clerk permission to insert additional reports) . 

Rev. W. M. Baker made verbal report on Barium 
Springs Orphanage which was received as information. 

The special order having arrived the following re- 
port on Stewardship was made and adopted : 

Your Stewardship Committee begs leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report on the Every Member Canvass for 1936-37: 

Thirty-three Churches reported $18,095 subscribed for Benevo- 
lences. This is an increase of $1,669 over that of the canvass for 
1935-36. There were 1892 subscribers reported. This is a de- 
crease of 410 from that of 1935-36. The number of proportionate 
givers or tithers is 1,400. This is an increase of 377 over that 
of 1935-36. 

Eighty-four persons subscribed to the Belmont Covenant Plan; 
Lord's Acre Plan, 13. 4,251 Persons subscribed $122,008 to cur- 
rent expenses. 

The following Churches did not give any figures as to amount 
subscribed to Benevolences: Bethany, Chapel Hill, Farmville, 
Glenwood, Greensboro First, High Point, Riverview, Sanford, 
Stony Creek, Westminster, and White Hill. 

The following Churches did not make a canvass: Broadway, 
Community, East Burlington, Efland, Euphronia, Gilead, Griers, 
Hillsboro, Jonesboro, Mt. Vernon Springs, New Hope, North Eno, 
Piedmont, Saxapahaw, Smyrna. 

The following Churches report canvass incomplete: Chapel 
Hill, Goldston, Hawfields, Haywood, Leaksville, Madison, Pitts- 
boro, Pleasant Grove, Stony Creek, Westminster, and White Hill. 

The following Churches subscribed the Benevolent Askings in 
full: Bethesda, Pleasant Grove, Spray, and Yanceyville. 

Two Churches over-subscribed the Benevolent Askings: Bur- 
lington First and Hawfields. 

Your committee makes the following recommendations: 

1. That all pastors, sessions, deacons, and treasurers of Be- 
nevolences be urged to study more carefully the Benevolent Needs 



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or Causes of the Church so as to bring the Benevolent Askings 
and Spending Budgets or Contributions nearer together. This will 
help to prevent one or more causes from prospering at the expense 
of the others. 

2. That Churches be urged to send Benevolent Funds to the 
Treasurer of Presbytery monthly or at least quarterly. 

3. That Presbytery endorse the Diamond Jubilee tax of 4c 
per member as assessed by the General Assembly and that the Dia- 
mond Jubilee Committee of Presbytery be charged with the respon- 
sibility of collecting same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman, 
J. W. Mann, Secretary. 

Upon motion the Diamond Jubilee Committee was 
authorized to elect its own Chairman. 

Presbytery voted to erase the exception noted in the 
sessional records of Buffalo (L) in 1935. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger, of Fayetteville Presbytery, was 
introduced to Presbytery and spoke on Flora Macdonald 
College. 

The time having arrived, the standing order Presby- 
tery's Home Missions was taken up, the report was made 
by the chairman, the recommendations taken up seriatim 
and the report adopted as amended as follows: 

Home Missions Report 

Your Home Missions Committee begs leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report, covering its activities and the work of the men on 
the field during the last six months. We have on the field at 
present twelve men as follows: 

1. Rev. Jonas Barclay — Pittsboro, Haywood, Mount Vernon 
Springs, Goldston. Sermons, 32; pastoral calls, 232; professions 
of faith, 9; added to Church on profession, 9; added on certifi- 
cate, 4. 

2. Rev. J. T. Barham — Glenwood at Greensboro. Sermons, 62; 
pastoral calls, 270; professions of faith, 12; added to Church on 
profession, 10; on certificate, 3. 

3. Rev. D. J. Blackwell — Leaksville, El Bethel. Sermons, 59; 
pastoral calls, 342; profession, 12; added on profession, 2; on cer- 
tificate, 3. 



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4. Rev. F. S. Blue — Burlington Second, Stony Creek, Shiloh, 
Piedmont. Sermons, 61 ; pastoral calls, 629 ; professions, 17 ; added 
on profession, 17; on certificate, 0. 

5. Rev. N. R. Claytor — .Milton-, Community, Gilead, Red House, 
also one Mission Point. Sermons, 71; pastoral calls, 170; profes- 
sions, 2; added on profession, 2. 

6. Rev. E. H. Clarke — Greenwood, Speedwell, Smyrna. Ser- 
mons, 55; pastoral calls, 121; added on certificate, 3. 

7. Rev. J. S. Cook — Riverview. Sermons, 56; pastoral calls, 
175; professions, 12; added on profession, 12; on certificate, 9. 

8. Rev. F. M. Hawley — Madison, Stoneville. Sermons, 47; pas- 
toral calls, 156. 

9. Rev. J. W. Mann— Eno, North Eno, Fairfield, Little River. 
Sermons, 26; pastoral calls, 235; professions', 3; added on profes- 
sion, 3. 

10. Rev. R. F. Whitley — Yanceyville, Bethesda, Griers, Plea- 
sant Grove. Sermons, 47; pastoral calls, 180; professions, 6; ad- 
ded on profession, 6 ; on certificate, 3. Mr. Whitley says : "Above 
all we are planning how we can be an independent field after next 
year". 

11. Rev. K. L. Whittington — Bessemer. Sermons, 42; pastoral 
calls, 158; professions, 2; added on profession, 2; on certificate, 7. 

12. Rev. C. L. Wicker — Gulf, Cumnock, Farmville (and Horse- 
shoe in Fayetteville Presbytery. Sermons, 41; pastoral calls, 196. 

Summary — Sermons, 599; pastoral calls, 2,864; professions, 
73; added on profession, 63; on certificate, 33. 

Total receipts for the year, $4,477.52, enabling us to pay our 
men only 80.1% of salaries, as compared with 90%% last year. 

This includes a generous gift of $200 just before Christmas 
from an "unknown friend", affording some much needed Christmas 
cheer to our men on the field. 

We are glad to be able to report that Synod's Home Missions 
Committee has appropriated the sum of $500 to our work for the 
year 1936-37, in addition to the $686 they have been appropriating 
to our Presbytery for some years, making a total now of $1,186. 

Rev. J. S. Cook went to the Riverview Church last November, 
and is now giving his whole time to that work. This is a very 
promising field and the work is growing rapidly. 

The Committee makes the following recommendations to Pres- 
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1. That Presbytery employ a superintendent for its home mis- 
sion work, at a guaranteed minimum salary of $1,200, offerings 
from protracted meetings and other gifts being used to supplement 
salary and to take care of travelling expenses. 

2. That Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., be elected to take this posi- 
tion for a term of one year. 

3. That Presbytery consider the advisability of adopting a 
plan similar to that in use by Assembly's Foreign Mission Com- 
mittee as a basis for apportioning salaries to our home mission 
pastors. 

4. That the following budget be adopted for the one-half year 
till October 1, 1936: Salary at the rate per annum of — 



Pittsboro Group — Rev. Jonas Barclay, Pastor $350.00 

Glenwood— Rev. J. T. Barham, Pastor 350.00 

Leaksville, El Bethel— Rev. D. J. Blackwell, Pastor 150.00 

Burlington Second Group— Rev. F. S. Blue, Pastor 350.00 

Milton Group— Rev. N. R. Claytor, Pastor 420.00 

Speedwell Group— Rev. E. H. Clarke, Pastor__„ 800.00 

Riverview Group— Rev. J. S. Cook, Pastor 300.00 

Stoneville— Rev. F. M. Hawley, Pastor 100.00 

Eno Group— Rev. J. W. Mann, Pastor 100.00 

Yanceyville Group— Rev. R. F. Whitley, Pastor 300.00 

Bessemer— Rev. K. L. Whittington, Pastor 750.00 

Gulf Group— Rev. C. L. Wicker, Pastor 800.00 

Salary of Chairman and Treasurer 150.00 

East Burlington 150.00 



If Superintendent be employed, add salary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. P. Dickson, Chairman. 

Rev. Walter L. Lingle, D.D., of Concord Presbytery, 
was introduced to Presbytery, invited to sit as a visiting: 
brother and spoke briefly on Davidson College. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 p. m. 

SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 p. m. and was opened 
with a Hymn and Prayer. 

The following report on Religious Education was 
adopted : 



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Report of Committee on Religious Education 

Your Committee on Religious Education submits the following 
report : 

Fifty-eight Churches report 59 Sunday Schools, with a total 
enrollment of regular pupils, 8,423; officers and teachers, 745; 
grand total, 9,101. Contributions to Benevolences, $6,300; Current 
Expenses, $7,414; Miscellaneous, $1,018; grand total, $14,902. 

Your committee has cooperated with the like committee in the 
Presbyterial and Young People of the Presbytery in two All-Day 
Rallies attended by over 250 young people. 

We submit the following recommendations: 

1. That every Church see that the cause of Religious Educa- 
tion in the Assembly and Synod receive their full percentage of 
the benevolent contributions. 

2. That pastors, superintendents and teachers of Sunday 
Schools study carefully our own Presbyterian literature for the 
Sunday School with a view to its full adoption in all our Schools. 

3. That every Church observe Rally Day with a generous offer- 
ing for Religious Education. 

4. That Pastors and Sessions prayerfully select their Church 
school officers and teachers, and at an appointed Sunday empha- 
size the importance of Religious Education in the home and Church. 

5. That in connection with Rally Day each congregation un- 
dertake a religious survey of its own community the results of 
which shall be presented to the congregation as a basis for imme- 
diate evangelistic and organizational activities this fall. 

6. That Young People's groups adopt the Vacation Church 
School Fund as their special young people's religious education 
objective for Jubilee Year, it being understood that this is their 
part of the Church's regular Religious Education Budget. 

7. That during Jubilee Year every Session be urged to accept 
responsibility for presenting one or more leadership training units. 

8. That the new course especially prepared for church offi- 
cers, "Elders and Deacons, Their Office and Work", be heartily 
commended to every Session and Diaconate in this Presbytery for 
group study this summer or fall. 

9. That the book, "Adult Education in the Church", by Drs. 
Sherrill and Purcell, be recommended for special study or review 
by men's and women's Bible classes, church officers and other adult 
groups during the coming year. 

10. That your committee be instructed to conduct a summer 
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11. That district conferences be held this summer in the Pres- 
bytery on Vacation Church Schools, to which the churches are 
urged to send their leaders. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Sessional Records 
was adopted as follows: 

That the records of the following Churches be approved with- 
out exception: Community, Red House, Greensboro First, Jones- 
boro, Westminster, Bethlehem, Hawfields, Burlington First, Yan- 
ceyville, Little River, High Point, Goldston, Sanford, Bethesda, 
Leaksville, Bethel, Buffalo (iG), Cross Roads, Efland, Stony Creek, 
Bethany, Riverview, Asheboro, Reidsville, Springwood, St. An- 
drews, Church of Covenant, Eno, Alamance, Mebane, Graham, New 
Hope, Bessemer, El Bethel, Chapel Hill, Madison, White Hills. 

The following approved with the exceptions listed: 

1. Less than four meetings a year — Pleasant Grove, Griers, 
Haywood, Pocket, Pittsboro, Cumnock, Milton, Gilead, Salem, Fair- 
field, and Broadway. 

2. One or more meetings not opened or closed with prayer — 
Buffalo (L), Hillsboro, Broadway. 

3. One or more meetings recorded without date — Fairfield. 

4. Book not brought to last Spring meeting of Presbytery — 
Hillsboro. 

5. Omitted to record those present at meeting of Session — 
Spray. 

6. All other records examined by Committee approved with- 
out exception. a Q Smith> Chairm 

Rev. W. E. Harrop reported that the Diamond Jubilee 
Committee had met and elected Rev. A. V. Gibson Chair- 
man. 

The following report of the Committee on Leave of 
Absence was adopted : 

We recommend that the following be excused from attendance 
after Tuesday afternoon: Revs. H. S. Bradshaw and O. C. Wil- 
liamson, and Elders L. E. Beard and Edwin Latta. After Wednes- 
day afternoon, Rev. C. G. Smith. 

From this meeting of Presbytery: Revs. R. C. Gilmore, John 
E. Potts, S. M. Rankin, J. T. Barham, C. E. Hodgin and W. T. 
Thompson. 

Jonas Barclay, Chairman. 



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The Committee on Resolutions of Thanks made the 
following report which was adopted : 

Resolved, First, That Orange Presbytery, by a rising vote, ex- 
presses sincerest appreciation of the kind hospitality of the San- 
ford Presbyterian Church. The manner in which everything has 
been done by the pastor, session and women of the Church for the 
comfort and convenience of the Presbytery, has done much to 
make this meeting one long to be remembered. 

Second, That a copy of these resolutions be given the news- 
paper for publication and furnished the pastor for reading to the 
congregation. 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with the singing of a hymn, prayer and the 
Benediction to meet in the Hawfield Church near Me- 
bane, N. C. (Time left to Stated Clerk and Moderator; 
later fixed at Sept. 8, at 11:00 a. m. 1936). 

R. S. Wilson, Moderator, 

C. N. Morrison, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, July 7, 1936. 

Pursuant to the call of the Stated Clerk (in the ab- 
sence of the Moderator) Orange Presbytery met on the 
above date at 2 :30 p. m. in Pastor's Study of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Burlington and was convened 
by Rev. N. N. Fleming, the last Moderator present, 
opened with prayer, and Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., was 
asked to take the Moderator's chair. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers— C. E. Hodgin, D.D., J. R. McGregor, 
Th.D, 0. C. Williamson, D.D., K. L. Whittington, N. N. 
Fleming, J. W. Mann, W. M. Baker. 

Elders — Paul E. Morrow, Burlington, First Pres- 
byterian. 

The call was read, found in order and the first item 
taken up. 

A request from Candidate Robert L. Forbis, Jr., for 
a letter of dismission to Albemarle Presbytery was pre- 
sented, a letter from Rev. M. S. Huske, Chairman of 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief in Orange 
Presbytery, was read recommending that the request be 
granted. 

Upon motion the request was granted and the Stated 
Clerk given permission to communicate the same to Mr. 
Forbis by telegram that he might present it to Albemarle 
Presbytery in session in Rocky Mount today. 

Revs. C. E. Clarke, of Winston-Salem Presbytery, 
and F. M. Dick, of Granville Presbytery, were introduced 
to Pres-bytery, and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Rev. F. M. Dick presented letter of dismission from 
Granville Presbytery and asked to be received by Orange 
Presbytery. 

He was received pending his examination. 



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The examination was conducted in Experimental Re- 
ligion by the Moderator, in Theology by Dr. McGregor, 
and in Church Government by Rev. W. M. Baker; these 
being sustained severally and as a whole Mr. Dick was 
received and ordered enrolled in our Presbytery. 

Presbytery granted Mr. Dick's request that he be 
allowed to labour within and without the bounds of Pres- 
bytery until the fall meeting of Presbytery. 

The minutes were approved and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer to meet in regular fall session with 
the Hawfields Church, Mebane, N. C, Sept. 8, at 11:00 
a. m. 

C. E. Hodgin, Moderator, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Statesville, N. C, September 2, 1936. 

Orange Presbytery met on the above date by order 
of Synod, in the First Presbyterian Church, Statesville, 
N. C, and was opened with prayer. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming, the last Moderator present, mod- 
erated the meeting. 

Rev. J. W. Mann was appointed clerk, Pro. Tern. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance: 

Ministers— W. H. Allison, Watt M. Cooper, A. V. Gib- 
son, L. T. Edgerton, 0. C. Williamson, C. E. Hodgin, 
J. W. Mann, N. N. Fleming. 

Elders — I. W. Murphy, Greensboro First; R. E. 
Smith, Alamance; and J. W. Mcintosh, Sanford. 

Rev. Watt M. Cooper offered his resignation as As- 
sistant Pastor of the Chapel Hill Church, and requested 
that the pastoral relationship be dissolved to take effect 
at once. 

The Stated Clerk reported that the Chapel Hill 
Church had concurred in the request ; also Mr. Cooper re- 
ported that this had been done at a congregational meet- 
ing of the Church. 

The request was granted and the pastoral relation- 
ship dissolved. 

Mr. Cooper was then, at his request, granted a letter 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Winston-Salem. 

The minutes were approved and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer to meet in the Hawfields Church, 
Mebane, N. C, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1936, at 11:00 a. m. 

N. N. Fleming, Moderator, 

J. W. Mann, Clerk Pro-Tern. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— SPRING, 1936 

I — OFFICERS 

Moderator — Rev. Ronald S. Wilson, Greensboro, N. C. 
(Term Three Years) 

Stated Clerk — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C. (Spring 
1939). 

Permanent Clerk — 'Rev. C. N. Morrison, Sanford, N. C. 
(Spring 1939). 

Treasurer — Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (Spring 
1937). 

Financial Agent — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Greensboro, N. C. 
(Spring 1937). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. J. W. Mann, Cedar Grove, 
N. C. (Spring 1939). 

II — TRUSTEES 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, ministers or elders — report 
when necessary) — Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. R. R. King, Mr. E. A. 
Ranson, Judge T. J. Shaw, Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe. 

2. Of Davidson College (four years, ministers or elders — re- 
port in fall)— Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1937); Mr. T. D. Dupuy 
(1938) ; Rev. M. S. Huske (1939) ; Mr. Lunsford Richardson 
(1940). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (twelve in number, ministers or 
elders, three years) — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rev. C. F. Myers, D.D., 
Mr. J. Sam White, and Mr. G. W. Denny (1937) ; Rev. D. J. Black- 
well, Rev. A. V. Gibson, Mr. J. Harvey White, and Mr. E. A. Ran- 
son (1938); Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. Paul Morrow, Mr. D. W. 
Wright, and Mr. J. H. Tate (1939). 

4. Of Glade Valley High School (five in number, one woman, 
two years)— Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. McBride Holt (1938) ; Rev. 
P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mrs. A. P. Dickson 
(1937). 

5. Peace Junior College (six years, two in number) — Rev. 
W. M. Baker, Mr. E. E. Walden (1938). 

6. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund — 
Mr. McBride Holt (one year). 

III. — EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(Elected for Three Years) 

Presbytery's Home Missions (five ministers and four elders) 
—Rev. A. P. Dickson, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Mr. J. Harvey 



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White (1939) ; Rev. J. S. Jones, Rev. M. S. Huske, Mr. T. D. Du- 
puy (1938) ; Rev. W. M. Baker, Mr. J. S. White, Mr. E. A. Ranson 
(1937). 

Foreign Missions — Rev. W. H. Allison (1939); Rev. K. L. 
Whittington (1938); Mr. J. W. Paisley (1937). 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Rev. J. M. Millard 
(1939) ; Rev. S. M. Rankin (1938) ; Mr. W. L. Wharton (1937). 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. M. S. Huske 
(1939); Rev. J. S. Jones (1938); Dr. Henry Louis Smith (1937). 

Religious Education — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rev. J. R. Mc- 
Gregor, Th.D., Mr. C. P. Robertson (1939) ; Rev. A V. Gibson, 
Rev. R. F. Whitley, Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1938) ; Rev. W. M. 
Baker, Mr. J. E. Bradley, Dr. W. A. Hayes (1937) ; Mrs. M. S. 
Huske, Presbyterial Secretary of Religious Education, Ex-Officio 
member. 

Woman's Work— Rev. R. F. Whitley (1939) ; Rev. D. J. Black- 
well (1938); Mr. J. T. Kilby (1937). 

Educational Institutions — Rev. Jonas Barclay (1939) ; Rev. 
P. H. Gwynn, Jr. (1938); Mr. J. Harvey White (1937). 

Orphans' Home— Rev. W. M. Baker (1939); Rev. J. M. Mil- 
lard (1938); Mr. G. W. Denny (1937). 

Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. R. M. Wil- 
liams (1939); Rev. J. T. Barham (1938); Mr. R. Gilmer (1937). 

Stewardship (three ministers and three elders) — Rev. W. E. 
Harrop, Mr. J. T. Hines (1939) ; Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Mr. Robert 

D. White (1938) ; Rev. F. M. Hawley, Mr. E. M. Underwood 
(1937). 

IV — PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

Printed Records of Presbytery— Rev. N. R. Claytor (1939) ; 
Rev. C. L. Wicker (1938); Rev. W. ML Cooper (1937). 

Auditing Committee — Mr. James B. Neely (1939) ; Mr. Lester 

E. Monroe (1938); Mr. P. E. Morrow (1937). 

Historical Committee— Rev. N. N. Fleming (1939) ; Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin (1938); Rev. D. H. Stewart (1937). 

Vacancy and Supply — Chairman Home Missions: Rev. A. P. 
Dickson; Chairman Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 
Rev. M. S. Huske; Stated Clerk: Rev. N. N. Fleming; Elder 
H. W. Scott (1939) (one term of three years). 



Sessional Records — Chairman to be elected for one term of 



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three years, and nine other members to be appointed at Spring: 
meeting of Presbytery — Rev. F. S. Blue (1939). 

Spiritual Life and Evangelism— Rev. W. M. Baker (1939); 
Rev. R. S. Wilson (1938); Mr. Irving Crawford (1937). 

V. — EXAMINING COMMITTEES 

Languages — Rev. J. W. Mann, Chairman; Rev. C. F. Myers, 
D.D., Rev. C. N. Morrison. 

Theology — Revs. R. M. Williams, Chairman; Joseph Rennie, 
D.D.; C. E ? Hodgin, D.D. 

Church History, Government and Sacraments — Revs. Jonas 
Barclay, Chairman; C. L. Wicker, C. G. Smith, D.D. 

English Bible — Revs. R. S. Wilson, Chairman; W. E. Harrop, 
J. M. Millard. 



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ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY— FALL OF 1933 

WADE H. ALLISON Leaksville, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. BARHAM Greensboro, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL Leaksville, N. C. 

F. S. BLUE Burlington, N. C. 

H. S. BRADSHAW, D.D Hilisboro, N. C. 

J. C. BROWN Mattoax, Va. 

D. S. CHALABIE Charlotte, N. C. 

E. H. CLARKE Reidsville, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Greensboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Whitsett, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D.D Olney, Md. 

P. H. GWYNN, Sr Leaksville-Spray, N. C. 

P. H. GWYNN, Jr., Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

J. S. JONES Mebane, N. C. 

J. W. MANN Cedar Grove, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Th.D Burlington, N. C. 

W. W. McMORRIES Atlanta, Ga. 

J. M. MILLARD Greensboro, N. C. 

C. N. MORRISON Sanford, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. POTTS Greenville, N. C. 

S. M. RANKIN Greensboro, N. C. 

JOSEPH RENNIE, D.D Raleigh, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH, D.D Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH Philadelphia. Pa. 

D. H. STEWART Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

R. F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D High Point, N. C. 

R. S. WILSON Greensboro, N. C. 



Licentiate— W. P. JONES 



Greensboro, N. C. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 

Mebane, N. C, September 8, 1936. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 333rd Stated 
Session in the Hawfields Presbyterian Church on the 
above date at 11 :00 a. m., and was constituted with 
prayer and a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. 
Ronald S. Wilson, from Genesis 11:4. 

The roll was called and the following noted present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. H, Allison 

W. M. Baker J. Sam White Mebane 

Jonas Barclay D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

J. T. Barham____ 

D. J. Blackwell 

Frank S. Blue J. R. Whitley Burlington 2nd 

H. C. Foster Shiloh 

R. L. Walker Stony Creek 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook Vernes Pace Riverview 

L. T. Edgerton A. M. Shepherd Springwood 

W. L. Wharton Bethel 

W. J. Horn East Burlington 

N. N. Fleming E. C. Turner Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson E. O. McMahan Sanford 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D 

W. E. Harrop R. E. Stratford Graham 

J. H. Dixon Bethany 

F. M. Hawley, D.D 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske D. E. Purcell Reidsville 

J. S. Jones' J. H. Tate (2) Cross Roads 

J. W. Mann 

J. M. Millard Paul Coble Alamance 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D J. D. Whitted Burlington 1st 

C. N. Morrison R. B. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

C. G. Smith E. L. Ray Asheboro 

R. F. Whitley T. J. Henderson (2) Yanceyville 

C. J. Law Bethesda 

S. C. Wilkinson Griers 

K. L. Whittington (2) 

C. L. Wicker (2) 

R. Murphy Williams I. C. Crawford Covenant 

0. C. Williamson, D.D E. C. Holden High Point 

Ronald S. Wilson Wright Murphy Greensboro 1st 

R. P. Blackwood New Hope 

Jno. A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

P. N. Pritchett Westminster 

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Rev. J. S. Jones was elected Moderator and Rev. W. 
H. Allison was elected Temporary Clerk. 

The minutes of intervening meetings were read for 
information. 

Presbytery adopted the following: 

Report of the Committee on Orders 
That the hours of service be as follows : 

Tuesday — Recess for lunch at 12:30, reconvene at 2:00 p. m., 
and adjourn at 5:00 p. m. Reconvene at 7:30 and adjourn at will. 

Wednesday — Convene at 9:00 a. m., and be led in devotional 
worship by Rev. Jonas Barclay. Observe the same hours at noon 
and adjourn at will. 

N. N. Fleming, Pastor Hawfields Church. 

The following communications were received: 

A request from Rev. H. L. Willis for a letter of dis- 
mission to the Presbytery of Roanoke which was granted. 

Calls from the Jonesboro, St. Andrews, and Broad- 
way Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. W. A. 
Pate were referred, without reading, to the Committee 
on Calls and Supplies. 

A letter from the Session of the Church of the Cove- 
nant recommending Mr. Warren Gaw as Candidate for 
the Ministry was read and referred to the Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

A letter from Mr. Ernest Milton of the Barium 
Springs Orphanage was referred to the Committee on 
Orphans' Home. 

The following commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly made report of their attendance upon the meeting 
of the Assembly: 

Mr. J. Harvey White, by letter to the Presbytery; 
Revs. W. PI. Allison, R. Murphy Williams, and A. V. 
Gibson, and Elder E. C. Turner made reports in per- 
son, and Rev. O. C. Williamson reported for Elder G. W. 



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Denny. The reports were received and the diligence of 
the commissioners was commended. 

Rev. R. M. Williams read a letter from Rev. Payne 
Brown regarding the "National Preaching Mission" to 
be held in Raleigh Nov. 26-29, 1936. This was received 
as information and referred to the Presbytery's. Home 
Missions' Committee. 

Presbytery requested Rev. Ronald S. Wilson to send 
the sermon preached at the opening of Presbytery to 
The Christian Observer for publication. 

The Stated Clerk read the Statistical Report which 
was sent to Synod and it was ordered printed in the 
minutes of Presbytery. The report is as follows: 

Statistical Report to the Synod of North Carolina for the 
Synodical Year 1935-36: 

Ministers 48; Licentiates 0; Communicants 11,317; Churches 
67; Value of Churches $1,968,500; Manses 28; Value of Manses 
$134,010; Candidates 2. 

Ministers Received — Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D., April 14, 
1936, from the Presbytery of Louisiana; Rev. F. Marion Dick, July 
7, 1936, from the Presbytery of Granville. 

Ministers Dismissed — Rev, S. R. Hope, Sept. 10, 1935, to the 
Presbytery of Bethel. 

Pastoral Relations Established — Rev. O. C. Williamson and 
High Point, May 3, 1936; Rev. J. S. Cook and Riverview, May 7, 
1936. 

Pastoral Relations Dissolved — Rev. Joseph Rennie, D.D., and 
High Point, Dec. 31, 1935; Rev. C. E, Hodgin, D.D., and Westmin- 
ster, April 1, 1936; Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., and New Hope, 
April 1, 1936. 

Candidates Dismissed — Carl R. Pritchett, April 14, 1936, to 
the Presbytery of Granville; Robert Lee Forbis, July 7, 1936, to 
the Presbytery of Albemarle. 

The following report of the commission to install 
Rev. J. S. Cook at Riverview Church was received and 
admitted to record: 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. J. S. Cook, consist- 
ing of Revs. W. H. Allison, Chairman, P. H. Gwynn, Sr., and 



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Ruling Elder W. J. Baughan, met at the Riverview Church, Sun- 
day, May 17, 1936, at 8:00 p. m., and was constituted with prayer 
and Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Sr., was appointed Clerk. 

Rev. W. H. Allison presided, propounded the constitutional 
questions and preached the sermon; Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Sr., 
charged the pastor; and Mr. W. J. Baughan charged the congre- 
gation, all in the order prescribed by the Book of Church Order. 

The Commission adjourned with prayer and the benediction. 

A large congregation was present and there was every indica- 
tion that Mr. Cook has begun his ministry at Riverview with the 
full confidence and cooperation of the congregation. 

Rev. W. H. Allison, Chairman, 
Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Clerk. 
Presbytery took recess until 2:00 p. m. 

FIRST DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 p. m. with the sing- 
ing of a hymn and prayer. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing 
Committees : 

Calls and Supplies — F. M. Hawley, O. C. Williamson, 
and R. L. Walker. 

Installations — J. W. Mann, R. F. W T hitley, and J. Sam 
White. 

Minutes of General Assembly — W. H. Allison, W. M. 
Baker, and J. H. Tate. 

Nominations— J. R. McGregor, J. M. Millard, A. V. 
Gibson, R. E. Stratford, and E. C. Holden. 

Leave of Absence — R. M. Williams, W. E. Harrop, and 
J. T. Barham. 

Auditing — Irving Crawford and E. C. Holden. 

Resolutions of Thanks— C. G. Smith, J. S. Cook, and 
D. E. Purcell. 

The Calls from the Jonesboro Church at $400 per 
year, from St. Andrews Church at $600, and Broadway 



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Church at $360 per year, for the pastoral services of 
Rev. W. A. Pate were presented for action and Presby- 
tery voted to find the Jonesboro Call in order and give 
the church permission to prosecute the same before Wil- 
mington Presbytery. 

The call from St. Andrews was returned for revi- 
sion after which the Church has permission to prosecute 
the same before Wilmington Presbytery. (The call did 
not state that the Moderator was elected to moderate the 
meeting and did not state that the $600 was "per year".) 

The call from Broadway was also returned for cor- 
rection after which the Church is permitted to prosecute 
the call before Wilmington Presbytery. (This call failed 
to give the Moderator's name, is not signed by the Mod- 
erator and does not state that the signers were authorized 
to do so by vote of the Congregation.) 

A call from the Westminster Church for the pas- 
toral services of Mr. W. P. Jones, a candidate under the 
care of Montgomery Presbytery, was read. 

Mr. Jones upon motion was allowed to present his 
Credentials with the request that he be examined by 
Orange Presbytery with a view to being licensed. 

Letters were read from the Session of the River- 
mont Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg, Va., in testimony 
of Mr. Jones' church membership, as to his personal pie- 
ty, and preparation for the ministry, as to the fact that 
he is a candidate under care of Montgomery Presbytery ; 
also from the Moderator and Stated Clerk of Montgo- 
mery Presbytery, testifying that Mr. Jones has complet- 
ed his regular course as a candidate under the care of 
Montgomery Presbytery in the full confidence of his bre- 
thren as to his exemplary piety and other requisite qua- 
lifications. 

These testimonials were, upon motion, accepted in 
lieu of a letter of dismission, and Presbytery proceeded 
to examine Mr. Jones for licensure. 

Upon motion, Presbytery accepted the parts assigned 



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by Montgomery Presbytery as the parts upon which Mr. 
Jones would be examined by Orange Presbytery, and 
Revs. A. V. Gibson, 0. C. Williamson, and J. S. Cook 
were appointed a committee to examine his Thesis, Pop- 
ular Lecture and Greek Exegesis- 
Mr. Jones, at the request of Presbytery, explained 
his failure to secure his degree from college, also the rea- 
son for not attending a Theological School under the con- 
trol of our Church. 

Upon motion his transcript of work done at Lynch- 
burg College and Hampden-Sydney College was accep- 
ted in lieu of the examination on academic studies- 
Presbytery adopted the rule that hereafter we re- 
quire, in addition to the transcript of work done, a state- 
ment from the college as to the value of credits toward 
graduation. 

The certificate from the "Evangelical Theological 
School" of Dallas, Texas, was not accepted in lieu of the 
examination in Greek and Hebrew. 

Mr. Jones was then examined by the Moderator on 
Experimental Religion and Motives for seeking the Min- 
istry ; by Rev. R. M. Williams for the Committee on The- 
ology; by Rev. Jonas Barclay on the Sacraments and 
Church Government; by Rev. R. S. Wilson on English 
Bible; by Rev. J. W. Mann on Hebrew; and Rev. P. H. 
Gwynn, Jr., on Greek. All these were sustained as satis- 
factory parts. 

Upon motion 9:30 tomorrow was set as the time to 
hear the sermon by the Candidate. 

Rev. M. S. Huske, Chairman of Presbytery's Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, 
presented Warren Gaw of the Church of the Covenant, 
and Roger Mills Rice, Jr., of the Reidsville Church, and 
recommended that they be taken under the care of Pres- 
bytery as candidates for the Gospel Ministry. 

They were received pending their examination, which 



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was conducted by the Moderator on Experimental Reli- 
gion and Motives, for seeking the Ministry which was 
sustained as satisfactory. 

The Moderator propounded the required questions, 
which were answered in the affirmative by the candi- 
dates, after which Rev. J. M. Millard delivered a brief 
charge to the candidates and Rev. J. R. McGregor led in 
a prayer. 

Several announcements were made and Presbytery 
took recess until 7:30 p. m. 

FIRST DAY— Evening Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 7 :30 p. m. under the di- 
rection of Rev. W. M. Baker, Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Spiritual Life and Evangelism. 

Several hymns were sung and after a season of pray- 
er, Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., delivered an inspiring mes- 
sage on "The Mind of Christ", after which the Sacra- 
ment of the Lord's Supper was observed. 

Revs. A. V. Gibson and J. W. Mann, sons of the Haw- 
fields Church, were in charge of the Communion Service. 

With the pronouncing of the Benediction, Presby- 
tery adjourned until 9:00 o'clock tomorrow. 

SECOND DAY — Morning Session 

Presbytery convened at 9:00 a. m. and was led in de- 
votional exercises by Rev. Jonas Barclay. 

The minutes of the previous day were read, correc- 
ted and approved. 

Rev. R. F. Brown of the Presbytery of Winchester 
was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a 
visiting brother. 

Candidate W. P. Jones preached his trial sermon 
from Romans 1:16 which was sustained as a satisfactory 
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Presbytery decided to proceed with the examination 
of Mr. Jones until the examination was completed before 
taking up the order of the day. 

The committee to examine the Popular Lecture, "What 
the Gospel of John contributes to the Doctrine of the Se- 
curity of the Believer's Salvation in Christ Jesus", Exe- 
gesis of II Peter 1:19, and Thesis, "The Elective De- 
crees of God", made report and upon motion this part of 
the examination was. sustained as satisfactory. The ex- 
amination as a whole was then sustained. 

The Moderator propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Question No. 1 was answered in the affirmative. 

Presbytery took recess. 

SECOND DAY — Afternoon Session 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :40 p. m. with the singing 
of a hymn and prayer. The Moderator continued with 
the questions for licensure to Candidate W. P. Jones, 
all of which were answered in the affirmative, and the 
Moderator then declared Mr. Jones licensed to preach 
the Gospel as a probationer, after which the Moderator 
led in prayer. 

Upon motion Presbytery instructed the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, to which was 
added for this duty Rev. 0. C. Williamson, D.D., to ad- 
vise with Mr. W. P. Jones and to suggest a list for his 
reading. 

Action on the Call of the Westminster Church for the 
pastoral services of Mr. W. P. Jones was deferred until 
this committee shall report. 

The Westminster Church was granted permission to 
employ Mr. W. P. Jones as stated supply until the next 
stated meeting of Presbytery. 

The following ad interim committee was appointed 
to revise the Standing Rules of Presbytery : Revs. N. N. 
Fleming, W. M. Baker, L. T. Edgerton, Jonas Barclay, 
and W. E. Harrop. 



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The Stewardship Committee made the following re- 
port which was received, and the recommendation adop- 
ted as amended : 

Report of Stewardship Committee 

We are glad to note a considerable increase in benevolent 
contributions over last year, and trust that we shall not forget 
to be grateful to God for His blessing in a material way that has 
made this possible. 

We would recommend: 

First, That the Presbytery hereby express its thanksgiving to 
God for His leadership in our Church and for His blessings upon 
all phases of our work. 

Second, That March 14th, 1937, be designated as Every Mem- 
ber Canvass ; and that every church be urged to regard as a min- 
imum the amount of the askings sent down to them, and to make 
earnest effort to secure pledges for the full amount. 

Third, That March 21st, 1937, be designated as "Presbyterian 
Loyalty Day," and that every church definitely endeavor to lead 
all its members to a full payment of pledges for the year not later 
than that date, enabling the local treasurers' to make their final 
remittances to the benevolent agencies in time for the money to 
reach the agencies before their books are closed on April 2nd, 
1937. 

Fourth, That pastors and churches be urged to give prominent 
emphasis to the "Jubilee Thank Offering for Missions," projec- 
ting it as one of the features of our Jubilee celebration and as an 
opportunity for the demonstration of our loyalty to the great mis- 
sionary task for our beloved Church. 

Fifth, That the Church Calendar of Special Days and Seasons 
for the year 1938-37 be accepted. 

Sixth, That we accept the apportionment of $65,000 handed 
down by the Synod. 

Seventh, That the percentage for distribution among the va- 
rious causes be as follows: 

Percent 



Foreign Missions 30.6 

Assembly's Home Missions 12.5 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 7.6 

Religious Education 2.6 

Assembly's Training School .9 

Bible Cause .6 



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Percent 

Synod's Home Missions 8.7 

Orphans' Home . 7.5 

Educational Institutions 8.5 

Union Theological Seminary 1.3 

Presbytery's Home Missions 16.2 

Religious Educaction in Synod 1.0 

Religious Work in Educational Institutions 2.0 



45.2 

Eighth, That this asking of the Synod be apportioned to the 
Churches as follows: 

Ninth, That the Assessment for Presbyterial Tax to the va- 
rious churches be as follows : ( See sheet listing apportionment and 
tax) . 

Tenth, That the Presbyterial Tax become due semi-annually, 
one-half October 1st, and the balance on March 31st, and that the 
Treasurer be instructed to collect it in this manner. 

Eleventh, That Orange Presbytery overtures the General As- 
sembly: 

(a) To direct its Executive Committees of Foreign Missions, 
Assembly's Home Missions, Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief, and Religious Education and Publication to use the last 
Sunday in each quarter for presentation of these causes in the 
Sunday School. 

(b) That the Religious Education and Publication Committee 
be instructed to prepare and include these lessons in lieu of the 
Review Lesson, using Foreign Missions the First Quarter, Reli- 
gious Education the Second Quarter, Christian Education and Min- 
isterial Relief the Third Quarter, and Assembly's Home Missions • 
the Fourth Quarter. 



BENEVOLENT PRESBYTERIAL 

CHURCH APPORTIONMENT TAX 

Alamance $ 1,733.00 $ 56.00 

Asheboro___ 737.00 27.00 

Bessemer 376.00 14.00 

Bethany___ 403.00 12.00 

Bethel 376.00 14.00 

Bethesda 435.00 14.00 

Bethlehem 154.00 8.00 

Broadway 183.00 7.00 

Buffalo (G) 1,793.00 57.00 

Buffalo (L) 322.00 13.00 

Burlington, First 5,190.00 129.00 

Burlington, Second 804.00 22.00 

Church of Covenant 4,527.00 118.00 

Cross Roads 610.00 23.00 

Cumnock 55.00 3.00 

East Burlington 163.00 6.00 

Efland 78.00 3.00 

El Bethel 141.00 6.00 



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TAX 


Eno _ __ _ 


_ . $ 248.00 


$ 9.00 


Euphronia _ _ . 


69.00 


5.00 


Fairfield _ _ 


115.00 


4.00 


Farmville _ — 


__ _ _ 43.00 


2.00 


Gilead _ _ . 


__ 28.00 


2.00 


Glenwood _ 


618.00 


22.00 


Goldston 


63.00 


3.00 


Graham _ — 


_ _ 2,865.00 


79.00 


Greensboro, First 


. 21,417.00 


350.00 


Greenwood 


151.00 


6.00 




_ 84.00 


4.00 


Gulf _ 


139.00 


5.00 


Hawfields _ _ 


_ 1,012.00 


34.00 


Haywood 


88.00 


4.00 


High Point _ _ __ 


. 3,817.00 


102.00 


Hillsboro 


._ ___ 328.00 


13.00 


Jonesboro _ _ _ 


388.00 


13.00 


Little River. __ 


_ 259.00 


12.00 


Leaksville 


580.00 


18.00 


Madison 


573.00 


19.00 


Mebane _ _ _ _ _ 


_ _ 1,707.00 


53.00 


Milton _ 


243.00 


9.00 


Mt. Vernon Springs 


. 168.00 


5.00 


New Hope 


. . __ 113.00 


5.0C 


North Eno 




1.00 




196.00 


7.00 


Pittsboro 


. __ 167.00 


6.00 


Pleasant Grove 


127.00 


5.00 


Pocket 


147.00 


7.00 


Red House 


210.00 


8.00 


Reidsville 


2,272.00 


63.00 


River View _ _ _ 


127.00 


7.00 


Salem _ _ _ 


60.00 


4.00 


Sanford _ _ _ _ 


1,789.00 


69.00 


Saxapahaw_ _ _ . 


1.00 


Shiloh _ _ 


387.00 


10.00 


Smyrna _ _ 


72.00 


5.00 


Speedwell 


104.00 


4.00 




712 00 


25.00 


Springwood 


357.00 


12!00 


Chapel Hill __ 


1,671.00 


48.00 


St. Andrews 


308.00 


14.00 


Stoneville 


68.00 


3.00 


Stony Creek _ _ 


. __ _ 248.00 


10.00 


Westminster 


2,017.00 


60.00 


White Hill 


__ _ 274.00 


9.00 


Yanceyville _ 


289.00 


9.00 


Wentworth_ 


15.00 


1.00 


Community ____ ____ 


32.00 


2.00 




$64,845.00 


$ 1,700.00 



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The Stewardship Committee is authorized by Presby- 
tery to adjust the amount of apportionment for Benevo- 
lences in the case of Churches where the new schedule 
changes the asking too radically. 

The following report of the Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions Committee was adopted : 

Your Committee on Home Missions begs leave to submit the 
following report: 

All of our Home Mission Churches have been supplied regularly 
with preaching since the Spring meeting of Presbytery. Rev. F. S. 
Blue resigned the pastorate of the Stony Creek church the first of 
August and the Superintendent has been supplying this church 
since that time. Mr. Blue has given notice that he will resign the 
other churches of his field the second Sunday of September. Your 
Committee is planning to make some regrouping of these churches, 
and with the East Burlington church, to form two pastorates if 
money can be provided to employ two men. 

All of our Home Mission Pastors have been carrying on faith- 
fully and uncomplainingly, though they have been hampered by in- 
adequate financial support. They have been working hard during 
the summer months holding Vacation Bible Schools and evangel- 
istic services. Some of our workers have had as many as four 
Bible Schools and four evangelistic services in their fields during 
the summer. We have not yet received full reports of the results 
of the activities of the summer as the quarterly reports do not come 
in until the last of this month. Some of our Churches have post- 
poned their evangelistic meetings until Fall. We are expecting 
every one of our churches to put forth special evangelistic efforts 
during Jubilee Year. 

For the past four years our Home Mission workers have not 
received the amount apportioned to them by Presbytery. One year 
they received only about 49% of the amount apportioned to them. 
Last year they received 80%. All the other Presbyteries of the 
Synod have paid their Home Mission pastors last year the full 
amount promised them. There has been an evident improvement 
in economic conditions throughout the country, and yet that im- 
provement has not been reflected in our gifts to Presbytery's Home 
Missions. For the past five months we have received only $1,140.25, 
when we should have received $2,612.50 in order to meet our budget 
during these months. We have paid our workers on the field 
during the past five months 52% of their salaries, and yet we have 
used all the money received from the churches for this cause, not 
using iany for expenses or for the Superintendent's salary. 

The receipts each month were as follows: 



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April $301.25 which paid 73% of salaries for that month 

May $ 98.58 which paid 24% of salaries for that month 

June $180.28 which paid 44% of salaries for that month 

July $213.31 which paid 51% of salaries for that month 

August $346.83 which paid 78% of salaries for that month 

Average salaries paid for the five months 52%. 

It is evident that unless our churches and auxiliaries increase 
their gifts for this cause during the remaining seven months of the 
Church year, our faithful Home Missionaries will not receive the 
meagre salaries promised them. With the improvement in busi- 
ness conditions our Presbytery should not permit this to happen 
again this year. It will perhaps be necessary for individuals also 
to make contributions to this cause in addition to what the churches 
give. 

We make the following recommendations : 

1. That the budget adopted at the Spring meeting of Presby- 
tery for six months be continued for the remainder of the church 
year. 

2. That our pastors bring to the attention of their churches 
and auxiliaries the dire need of Presbytery's Home Missions for 
more adequate support, and use every effort to secure larger gifts 
for this cause during the remainder of this church year. 

3. That our pastors and church officers give every assistance 
to our superintendent in his efforts to secure gifts for this cause 
from individuals. 

4. The National Preaching Mission. 

We would call the attention of Presbytery to the National 
Preaching Mission to be conducted by nationally known religious 
leaders in twenty-five cities throughout our country during the 
three months from September 13th to December 9th, 1936. This 
will be a united effort of the Protestant denominations to bring 
about a Spiritual awakening in all our churches. 

One of these National Preaching Missions will be conducted 
in Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 26-29, 1936. 

The opening service will be on November 26th, Thanksgiving 
Day, at 10:30 a. m., with an address by Dr. Robert E. Speer. The 
closing service will be a mass meeting on Sunday afternoon. There 
will be discussion groups for ministers and for women each morning 
and afternoon during the four days of the Mission with a great 
mass meeting each evening. Addresses will be delivered and the 
discussion groups will be led by speakers of national reputation, 
such as Bishop Darst of North Carolina, Dr. E. Stanley Jones, Dr. 
M. E. Dodd, of Shreveport, La., Dr. Ivan Lee Holt, of St. Louis, 



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Mo., Dr. John A. McKay, of Princeton, Miss Muriel Lester of Lon- 
don, Dr. Robert E. Speer, and Dr. Dan Poling. 

We recommend that Presbytery record its willingness to unite 
with the other Protestant Churches of America in praying and 
working for a great Spiritual awakening, and especially urge pas- 
tors and laymen and other Church leaders to attend the Preaching 
Mission to be conducted in Raleigh, November 26-29. 

We would also recommend that pastors and Sessions be urged 
to arrange for special evangelistic services in their churches as 
soon thereafter as possible. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

The Committee on Synod's Home Missions made re- 
ports which was received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Educational Institutions : 

Your Committee on Educational Institutions beg to report as 
follows : 

The early date of Presbytery's meeting prevents the fullest in- 
formation in regard to fall attendance. 

Assembly's Training School: The campaign for funds during 
April past resulted in securing about $13,000. This is disappoint- 
ing as the cost of the campaign was nearly $4,000, almost all of 
which was for literature and advertising. 

The incoming class is larger than for some years past and has 
had better preparation than usual. 

The calls for workers have increased to a considerable degree, 
but the requirements demanded are more exacting than formerly. 
Church treasurers are urged to include the Assembly's Training 
School in their budgets, as the debt and current expenses call for 
increased contributions. 

Flora Macdonald opened September 8th with encouraging at- 
tendance. They are compelled by increased attendance to lodge 
quite a number of the students in the homes of the towns-people. 
There were 81 students attending a successful summer school during 
the past summer. 

Davidson College is now 99 years old. Indications are that 
accommodations will be taxed to overflowing. 

Peace Junior College is expecting an overflow attendance. Two 
unusually fine Y. P. Conferences were held at the College during 
the summer. Several new additions have been made to the faculty. 



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Presbyterian Junior College: Professor Henry T. Holladay 
has been elected dean of students for the coming: year, and a num- 
ber of new members have been added to the faculty. The College 
opens September 8th. 

Union Theological Seminary: Dr. Lacy pleads for a larger 
interest in the Seminary. He asks for the very highest type of 
men as students. He feels that the institution has greatly out- 
grown its present equipment and asks for the means to provide 
for the needs of today. 

The interest and attendance in our Presbytery's educational 
institutions seems to grow from year to year, but adequate sup- 
port has not been secured. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Jonas Barclay, Chairman. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministe- 
rial Relief made report which was received and the 
recommendations adopted as follows : 

That every Pastor and Church be urged to remember the 
Cause of Ministerial Relief at Christmas time by securing a spe- 
cial offering, either by use of a pageant or otherwise, for this 
Cause. 

M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

Rev. M. S. Huske made the report for Mr. Francis 
Womack on Ministers' Annuity Fund. The report was 
received and the recommendations adopted as follows: 

1. That all our ministers lay to heart this most fundamental 
cause, realizing that pastors must actually and enthusiastically 
get behind this cause. 

2. That Presbytery act on the request of Mr. Francis Womack, 
that he be relieved of the chairmanship of the Committee on Min- 
ister's Annuity Fund, and that the strongest possible committee be 
appointed. 

3. That all pastors and sessions be urged to begin at once to 
plan for an active Committee in each Church to secure gifts over 
a three-year period which shall be separate and apart from regu- 
lar gifts to the budget. 

4. That the names and addresses of all men and women who 
might make substantial gifts to the Ministers' Annuity Fund be 
sent to the chairman of the committee so that literature may be 
sent them from the Louisville office. 

Francis Womack, Chairman, 



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Mr. Womack's resignation was accepted and the re- 
quest for the committee referred to the Committee on 
Nominations. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made report 
which was received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following Report of the Com- 
mittee on Resolution of Thanks : 

Orange Presbytery in session at Old Hawfields Church, Sep- 
tember 8 and 9, 1936, hereby records — 

Its thanks to Almighty God for His great blessings upon us. 

Its deep appreciation of the opportunity of meeting in this 
historic church, which has been such a great force in the building 
of God's kingdom through the 181 years of its history. 

The influence of the Godly Pastors and Saints, who have lived 
and laboured here, still abides and, though dead, they yet speak 
to us. 

We hereby express our deep appreciation of the thoughtful 
courtesies of the beloved pastor, Rev. N. N. Fleming, and the offi- 
cers and the members of the entire Church. 

Especially we want to record our pleasure and delight of the 
bountiful repasts served by the good ladies of the community both 
at the Church and in their private homes. 

The wonderful dinners served at the Church, and the friend- 
ship and fellowship in their homes will ever remain fresh in our 
memory and we will always think of dear Old Hawfields as one of 
the garden spots of Orange Presbytery. 

D. E. Purceill, Chairman, 

J. S. Cook. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

Report of the Committee on Religious Education 

Following the appointment of our new committee by the last 
meeting of Presbytery, the committee met and organized along the 
five lines of our Assembly's work: Children's, Young People, 
Adult, Leadership Training, and Sunday School Extension. 

We would make the following report: 

1. Promoting Daily Vacation Bible Schools, three district Con- 
ferences were held reaching some 125 persons in 20 Churches. 

Twenty-nine Churches held 27 schools with enrollments as fol- 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 101 



lows: Beginners, 334; Primaries, 600; Juniors, 650; Intermediate, 
417; Adult Workers, 282; Total, 2273. Days, 237. Hours, 16,708.5. 
Volunteer Workers, 261. Cost, $245. 

Of these schools 24 were Presbyterian. 

2. Young People's Work: (a) Two rallies were held reaching 
275 persons, (b) A Summer Conference at Elon College with 131 
enrolled, 130 of which took 390 credits. We conducted the confer- 
ence at a profit financially. 

3. In Leadership Training four schools reaching 12 churches 
were held. 

4. A new emphasis is being given to Adult Education in our 
Presbytery. 

5. Only one church reports an outpost Sunday School. 
We recommend: 

1. Increased emphasis on Daily Vacation Bible School Confer- 
ences, and the schools themselves ; that Synod's Committee be asked 
for one worker next Summer for our Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery express our thanks to the Elon College 
authorities for their generous permission to use their plant this 
past Summer for our Conference. 

3. That your committee be instructed to plan a conference for 
next Summer. 

4. That leadership training be emphasized this year, with an 
attempt to hold additional training schools. 

5. That our Churches be urged to see that this cause receives 
its full percentage both as to the Assembly's work and that of our 
Synod; that Rally Day be observed in all our Churches with a libe- 
ral offering this fall. 

6. That Presbytery plan for one-day Institutes in accordance 
with the action of our Synod. 

N. N. FLEMING, Chairman. 

The Trustees of Glade Valley High School made re- 
port which was received as information. 

Presbytery granted Mr. McBride Holt's request that 
he be retired from the Board of Trustees of Glade Valley 
High School and the naming of his successor was referred 
to the Committee on Nominations. 

By a rising vote Presbytery expressed its apprecia- 



102 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



tion of Mr. McBride Holt's services as a Trustee of the 
Glade Valley High School and the Stated Clerk was in- 
structed to write Mr. Holt to that effect. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

Your committee recommends that the following be excused: 

For non-attendance upon this meeting, Revs. Joseph Rennie, 
R. C. Gilmore, W. T. Thompson, D. H. Stewart, and L. B. Schenck; 
for absence on the second day, Elder E. C. Holden. 

J. T. Barham, Chairman. 

Upon motion Presbytery voted to validate the action 
of the commission to install Rev. 0. C. Williamson, pas- 
tor of the High Point Church, and the report of the com- 
mission was then admitted to record as follows : 

Report of Commission to Install Rev. 0. C. Williamson Pastor 
of High Point Church 

The commission appointed to install Rev. 0. C. Williamson 
pastor of the High Point Church met in the pastor's study of the 
High Point Church on Sunday, May 2, 1936, with the following mem- 
bers present: Rev. N. N. Fleming, and Elder J. S. White. 

The commission opened with prayer, and Rev. N. N. Fleming 
was appointed chairman and Mr. White, Clerk. 

The commission then repaired to the Church where Rev. 0. C. 
Williamson was duly installed. 

Rev. N. N 1 . Fleming presided, propounded the questions, 
preached the sermon, and charged the congregation; Mr. White 
charged the pastor, and the commission adjourned with the bene- 
diction. 

The minutes were approved. 

N. N. Fleming, Moderator, 
J. S. Whiite, Clerk. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Orphanage: 

That Presbytery approve the plan of Synod to appoint in each 
Presbytery a committee to see that the cause of Barium Springs 
Orphanage be placed before each church and allow Mr. W. H. Hol- 
derness, of Greensboro, to appoint his committee in our Presby- 
tery- W. M. Baker, Chairman. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 103 



The Trustees of Peace Junior College, Flora Macdon- 
ald, and Davidson made reports which were received as 
information. 

The Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly 
made report which was received as information. 

The Committee on Spiritual Life and Evangelism 
made report which was received. 

The Treasurer of the Presbytery made a brief verbal 
report which was received. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted : 

Printed records of Presbytery, Rev. J. T. Barham. 

Ministers' Annuity Fund, John Kellenberger, Rev. R. M. Wil- 
liams, Logan Porter, Robert D. White, A. A. F. Sewell, Rev. 0. C. 
Williamson, D. D., and W. Kerr Scott. 

Trustee of Glade Valley High School, George Sutherland. 

J. R. McGregor, Chairman. 

The Committee on Diamond Jubilee made report which 
was received as information. 

The time and place of the next Stated Meeting was 
left in the hands of the Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

Presbytery instructed the Stated Clerk to write Rev. 
S. M. Rankin, expressing the sympathy of the Presbytery 
to him in his sickness. Presbytery engaged in prayer for 
Mr. Rankin. 

The minutes were approved as amended. 

Presbytery adjourned with the singing of a hymn and 
prayer. 

J. S. Jones, Moderator, 

C. N. Morrison, Permanent Clerk. 



Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



104 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



CALLED MEETING 

Mebane, N. C, October 5, 1936. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the Mebane Presbyterian 
Church, was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. J. S. 
Jones, and constituted with prayer. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers : J. S. Jones, W. M. Baker, and N. N. Flem- 
ing. 

Elder : H. E. Wilkinson of the Mebane Church. 

The call was read and found in order and the first item 
taken up, namely to dismiss Candidate John C. Whitley 
to the Presbytery of Albemarle. The Stated Clerk pre- 
sented Mr. Whitley's request, also recommendation from 
Rev. M. S. Huske, Chairman of Presbytery's Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, and Pres- 
bytery voted to grant the request and instructed the Sta- 
ted Clerk to wire the dismission to the Stated Clerk of 
Albemarle Presbytery. 

There being no further business, the minutes were 
approved and Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet 
in the Mebane Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 
13, 1937, at 11:00 a. m. 

J. S. Jones, Moderator, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

NOTE — For change in the Directory of Spring of 1936, see 
Report of Nominating Committee. Page 103. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 105 



CALLED MEETING 

Sanford, N. C, October 12, 1936. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met in the Sanford Presbyterian Church on the 
above date at 2 : 00 p. m. 

The meeting was called to order by Rev. J. S. Cook, 
the last Moderator present, and was constituted with 
prayer. 

The following were present: 

* Ministers— J. S. Cook, C. L. Wicker, 0. C. Williamson, 
A. V. Gibson, Jonas Barclay, F. M. Hawley, W. E. Har- 
rop, and C. N. Morrison. 

Elders— R. Brooks Wicker, Buffalo (L) ; D. E. Shaw, 
Broadway; J. A. Dalrymple, Jonesboro; and T. C. Dal- 
rymple, Salem. 

The call was read and found in order and the items 
taken up as follows : 

Item 1. To receive Candidate W. A. Pate from Wil- 
mington Presbytery. A certificate of dismissal from Wil- 
mington Presbytery was read and on motion the candi- 
date was received and Item 2, to examine him with a view 
to licensure, was taken up. 

The Moderator examined Mr. Pate on Experimental 
Religion and Motives for seeking the ministry. This part 
of the examination was sustained as satisfactory. 

On motion, his degree of A.B., from Davidson College, 
and his degree of B.D., from Union Theological Seminary 
in Virginia, were accepted in lieu of an examination on 
the original languages of the Scriptures and Church His- 
tory; also on academic subjects. 

On motion the trial parts assigned to Mr. Pate by Wil- 
mington Presbytery were accepted as an assignment by 
Orange Presbytery. 

Rev. William A. Brown, of Fayetteville Presbytery, 



106 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visi- 
ting brother. 

The Moderator appointed Revs. 0. C. Williamson, 
D.D., and F. M. Hawley, D.D., to examine the candidate 
on Theology. This part of the examination was sustained 
as satisfactory. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay examined the candidate on Church 
Government and the Sacraments. This part was sus- 
tained as satisfactory. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop, examined the candidate on Eng- 
lish Bible which was sustained as satisfactory. 

The Moderator then appointed Revs. 0. C. William- 
son, D.D., F. M. Hawley, D.D., and W. E. Harrop to ex- 
amine the Thesis, Exegesis, and Popular Lecture. 

On motion, Mr. Pate was allowed to give a synopsis 
of his sermon instead of the entire sermon. On motion, 
the synopsis was sustained as satisfactory. 

The committee appointed to examine the Thesis, Exe- 
gesis, and Popular Lecture, reported, recommending that 
these parts be sustained as satisfactory. Their report 
was accepted and the parts sustained as satisfactory. 
Upon motion, the examination as a whole was then sus- 
tained as satisfactory. 

The examination for licensure was, upon motion, ac- 
cepted in lieu of the one for ordination. 

Item 3 was taken up and the calls from the Jonesboro, 
Broadway, and St. Andrews Churches were placed in Mr. 
Pate's hands and he indicated his intention to accept the 
calls. 

Item 4 was taken up and a commission, consisting 
of Revs. A. V. Gibson, 0. C. Williamson, C. N. Morrison, 
and Jonas Barclay, with Elders E. M. Underwood and 
Dr. F. L. Knight, was appointed to ordain and install 
Mr. Pate in the Jonesboro, Broadway, and St. Andrews 
Churches; the time, place and parts to be arranged by 
the commission, after consulting with Mr. Pate and the 
representatives of the churches. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 107 

The Salem Church was given permission to employ 
Mr. Pate as Stated Supply until the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with song and prayer. 

J. S. Cook, Moderator, 

C. N. Morrison, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



108 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



CALLED MEETING 

Graham, N. C., December 21, 1936. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the Graham Presby- 
terian Church at 2:0.0 p. m., was called to order and 
constituted with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. J. S. 
Jones. 

The following were present: 

Ministers — Revs. J. S. Jones, L. T. Edgerton, J. W. 
Mann, C. E. Hodgin, W. M. Baker, F. S. Blue, and N. N. 
Fleming. 

Elders— C. A. Wilson, Stony Creek, and W. H. Whar- 
ton, Bethel. 

The call was read, found in order and the first item, 
namely to dissolve the pastoral relationship existing be- 
tween Rev. F. S. Blue and the Shiloh, Burlington Second, 
and Stony Creek Churches, was taken up. 

Mr. Blue offered his resignation of the pastorate of 
the three above named Churches and asked that the 
pastoral relation be dissolved. Stony Creek reported 
through its representative and Burlington Second and 
Shiloh by letter that they concurred with Mr. Blue in 
his request. 

Presbytery granted the request and dissolved the 
pastoral relation to take effect at once. 

Rev. F. S. Blue was granted permission to labour 
outside the bounds of Presbytery until the Spring Meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

In view of the inability of the Stated Clerk to lo- 
cate Mr. George Southerland who was elected to the 
Board of Trustees of Glade Valley High School to fill 
out the unexpired term of Mr. McBride Holt (who at 
his own request had been retired), Mr. McBride Holt 
was re-elected to the Board of Trustees of Glade Valley 
High School to fill out the unexpired term. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 109 

Presbytery approved the action of the Home Mis- 
sions Committee in grouping Burlington Second Church 
and Stony Creek into a self-supporting group. 

There being no further business the minutes were 
approved and Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet 
in the Mebane Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 
13, 1937, at 11:00 a. m. 

J. S. Jones, Moderator, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 
Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



110 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



FORM OF BEQUEST 

"I , give, devise and 

bequeath to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery of the Synod of 
North Carolina, (Here insert amount of money or estate be- 
queathed) for the use of the Master's work as supported by the 
Presbytery of Orange". 

(Here state whether the income from the bequest, or the be- 
quest itself is to be used; the cause for which it is to be used can 
be stated, or it may be stated that it can be left to the. judgment 
of the Presbytery). 



BEQUESTS FOR THE MASTER'S WORK 

"The Presbytery is sure there are a large number of people 
who would like to leave at least a part of their money or property 
where it will be a perpetual help in the work of the Master. It 
therefore suggests to these friends that in their wills they made 
their bequests to the Trustees of Orange Presbytery, Synod of 
North Carolina, to be held by them as trust funds, and to be in- 
vested by them in good securities ; the income from the investments 
to be given by the Presbytery, from time to time, to that cause or 
institution which in its judgment appears to be most deserving. 

"There are many advantages in leaving your bequests this 
way: 

"1. The Trustees are good business men and the security of 
the funds will be safeguarded. 

"2. The Presbytery can judge better ten or fifty years from 
the present time than you can now, where your money will do most 
good at that time. 

"3. Because of special conditions, some year, one cause or in- 
stitution may be in great financial need, and the Presbytery could 
vote to give the income to that cause that year; in fact, where it 
was most needed each year". 

Adopted by Presbytery, April 16th, 1919. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 111 



ASSEMBLY'S CAUSES: 
SYNOD'S CAUSES: 
PRESBYTERY'S CAUSES: 
TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY: 

Foreign Missions. 

Assembly's Home Missions. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

Publication and Sabbath School Work. 

Bible Cause. 

Assembly's Training School. 
Synod's Home Missions. 
Orphans' Home. 

Religious Work in State Educa. Institutions. 
Educational Institutions. 
Union Theological Seminary. 
Presbytery's Home Missions. 
Religious Education in Synod. 

All funds for Benevolent Causes, contributed by congregations, or 
organizations within congregations, should be sent through 
the 

REV. C. G. SMITH, Asheboro, N. C. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 113 
INDEX 

Page 

Allison, Rev. W. H.— Call Full Time Pastorate Spray Church 7 

Allison, Rev. W. H. — Pastoral relation dissolved, Riverview 7 

Allison, Rev. W. H.— Elected Temporary Clerk 36, 86 

Amendments to Book of Church Order 47 

Barham, Rev. J. T. — Installed Glen wood 11 

Benevolent Causes 111 

Blackwell, Rev. D. J. — Sermon by 1 

Blue, Rev. F. S. — Pastoral relations dissolved, Burlington 2nd, 

Stony Creek, and Shiloh Churches 108 

Blue, Rev. F. S. — Permitted to labour outside bounds of 

Presbytery 108 

Bradshaw, Rev. H. S. — Resigned New Hope 60 

Pastoral relation dissolved 65 

Bradshaw, Rev. H. S.— Salary Hillsboro Church 68 

Buffalo (L), Commission's Report 4 

Buffalo (L), Exception in Sessional Record — Erased 72 

Burlington 2nd, Stony Creek a self-supporting group __108 

Called Meetings — 

Burlington, July 7, 1936 78 

Graham, July 5, 1935 27 

Graham, August 8, 1935 29 

Greensboro, November 25, 1935 48 

Greensboro, March 6, 1936 54 

Mebane, October 5, 1936 104 

Sanford, October 12, 1936 105 

Graham, December 21, 1936 108 

Committees, Reports On — 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions 11, 63, 98 

Assembly's Minutes 47 

Auditing , 9 

Assembly's Training School 65 

Barium Springs Orphanage 26, 46, 71, 102 

Bible 46 

Calls and Supplies 7, 68 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 21, 46, 60, 99 

Dancing at Davidson College 14 

Diamond Jubilee 63, 103 

Educational Institutions 40, 98 

Evangelism 25 

Foreign Missions 12, 44, 66, 100 

Historical Records 23 

Leave Of Absence _22, 47, 76, 102 



114 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



Committees, Reports On — (Continued) Page 

Ministers' Annuity Fund 99 

Nominations 25, 46, 69, 103 

Pleasant Garden Church 5, 39 

Presbytery's Home Missions 15, 45, 72, 96 

Presbytery's Home Missions Special Committee 16, 19 

Retreat for Presbytery 63 

Religious Education 16, 41, 74, 100 

Sessional Records 20, 76 

Standing Rules of Presbytery Committee Appointed 92 

Statistics 19, 71 

Stewardship 18, 23, 50, 71, 93 

Thanks 24, 47, 77, 100 

Woman's Work 20, 68 

Young People's Work 17 

Calls from Jonesboro, Broadway, and St. Andrews for Mr. 

W. A. Pate 88, 106 

Church By Side of Road, Copy of Deed secured 23 

Cook, Rev. J. S. — Resigns Jonesboro, Broadway, St. Andrews, 

and Salem 29 

Cook, Rev. J. S. — Commission appointed on resignation of 29 

Cook, Rev. J. S. — Commission reports on resignation, etc 42 

Cook, Rev. J. S. — Pastoral relation dissolved with Jonesboro 

Group 43 

Cook, Rev. J. S. — Called to Riverview 68 

Installed pastor 87 

Commissioners to General Assembly Elected 11, 65 

Report 38, 86 

Communion Service Hawfields 91 

Cooper, Rev. W. M. — Installed Assistant Pastor Chapel Hill 10 

Cooper, Rev. W. M.— Stated Supply New Hope 68 

Cooper, Rev. W. M. — Pastoral relation dissolved Chapel Hill 80 

Cooper, Rev. W. M. — Dismissed to Winston-Salem Presbytery 80 

Davidson College, Resolution concerning 40 

Diamond Jubilee, Committee appointed 53 

Elect Chairman 76 

Dick, Rev. F. M. — Received from Granville Presbytery 78 

Directory 31, 56, 81 

Elim Church (col) , Communication from 9 

Financial Agent, Report of 24 

Fleming, Rev. N. N. — Moderator 36 

Sermon by 57 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 115 

Page 

Flora Macdonald College, Request of Trustees granted 39 

Forbis, R. L., Jr. — Candidate, Dismissed to Albermarle 

Presbytery 78 

Gaw, Warren — Received as candidate 86, 90 

Gibson, Rev. A. V.— Moderator 2 

Sermon by __35 

Gwynn, Rev. P. H., Jr. — Sermon by 91 

Hawley, Rev. F. M. — Received from Harmony Presbytery 6 

Hawley, Rev. F. M. — Called to Madison and Stoneville 7 

Hawley, Rev. F. M. — Installed Madison and Stoneville 36 

Holt, McBride — Retired from Trustees of Glade Valley 

High School 101 

Holt, McBride— Re-elected Trustee of Glade Valley High 

School 108 

Hope, Rev. S. R. — Dismissed to Bethel Presbytery 36 

Hodgin, Rev. C. E. — Resigned Westminster 54 

Pastoral relation dissolved 55 

Hodgin, Rev. C. E. — Resolutions Concerning 55 

Hodgin, Rev. C. E. — Elected Superintendent of Home Missions. _74 

Jones, Rev. J. S. — Installed at Bethlehem 10 

Jones, Rev. J. S. — Moderator 86 

Jones, W. P. — Candidate, Received from Montgomery 

Presbytery , 89 

Jones, W. P. — Licensed . 92 

Supply Westminster 92 

Morrison, Rev. C. N. — Installed Buffalo (L), Euphronia, 

Pocket, and White Hill 9 

National Preaching Mission 97 

Pate, W. A. — Candidate, Received from Wilmington Presbytery _ 105 
Pate, W. A. — Called to Jonesboro, Broadway and St. 

Andrews 86, 106 

Pate, W. A. — Examined for licensure 106 

Supply Salem Church 107 

Potter, Rev. W. R. — Dismissed to Dallas Presbytery 3 

Presbyterian News 41 

Rankin, Rev. S. M. — Trustee Foust Estate 26 

Records of Presbytery at Montreat 38 

Rennie, Rev. Joseph — Pastoral relation dissolved High Point _49 

Rennie, Rev. Joseph — Resolutions of High Point Church 49 

Of Presbytery 49 

Rice, Roger M. — Received as Candidate 90 

Rogers, J. M. — Bequest 7 

Roll of Presbytery 34, 84 



116 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



Page 



Russell, R. D. — Candidate, Ordained 28 

Russell, Rev. R. D. — Dismissed to Guerrant Presbytery 28 

Stated Meetings of Presbytery — 

330th, Westminster, Greensboro 1 

331st, Asheboro 35 

332nd, Sanford 57 

333rd, Hawfields, Mebane 85 

Statistical Report to Synod 87 

Stewart, Rev. D. H.— Installed Chapel Hill 10 

Tenny, Rev. S. M.— Letter from 38 

Treasurer of Presbytery, Report of __6, 40, 62 

Trustees Report of, Davidson, Flora Macdonald, Peace, 

Glade Valley 39, 103 

Trustees Report of, Presbytery 8 

Trustees of Presbytery — to hold deeds 8 

Whitley, John C. — Candidate, Dismissed to Albemarle 

Presbytery 104 

Whitley, Rev. Roy — Temporary clerk 58 

Williamson, Rev. O. C. — Received from Louisiana Presbytery 60 

Williamson, Rev. O. C— Called to High Point 59, 60 

Installed 102 

Willis, Rev. H. L.— Called to Riverview 8 

Stated Clerk to write 37 

Willis, Rev. H. L. — Dismissed to Roanoke Presbytery 86 

Wilson, Rev. R. S.— Temporary Clerk 2 

Moderator 58 

Sermon by 85, 87 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 

Presbytery of Orange 




THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FOURTH SESSION 
Presbyterian Church, Mebane, N. C. 
April 13, 1937. 

THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-FIFTH SESSION 
Alamance Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
July 6, 1937 

THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIXTH SESSION 
Red House Church, Semora, N. C. 
September 21, 1937 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Presbyterian Church, Graham, N. C. 
January 11, 1938 

THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVENTH SESSION 
Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs, N. C. 
April 11-12, 1938 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Spray Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. 
July 12, 1938 

THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHTH SESSION 
Bethel Church, McLeansville, N. C. 
October 13, 1938 



And Of 

ADJOURNED AND CALLED MEETINGS 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 113 



Called Meeting 

Greensboro, N. C, March 15, 1937. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date at 2 :30 P. M., in the First 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, was called to 
order and was opened with prayer by Rev. N. N. Fleming, 
the last Moderator present. 

The following were present : 

Ministers: R. Murphy Williams, Ronald S. Wilson, J. R. Mc- 
Gregor, Th.D., J. T. Barham, O. C. Williamson, D.D, C. E. Hodgin, 
D.D., L. T. Edgerton, N. N. Fleming, and C. F. Myers, D.D. 

Elders: A. M. Sheppard, Springwood ; E. A. Ranson, Greensboro 
First ; and R. D. White, Burlington First. 

Rev. R. M. Williams was asked to preside over the 
meeting. 

A quorum being present, the first item was taken up : 
Rev. Ronald S. Wilson requested that he be dismissed to 
Winchester Presbytery that he might accept a call to the 
First Presbyterian Church of Winchester. 

Elder E. A. Ranson and Rev. C. F. Myers, D.D., spoke 
in highest terms of Mr. Wilson's services as assistant to 
the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. 

Presbytery then granted Mr. Wilson's request for dis- 
missal, and instructed the Stated Clerk to write to the 
Clerk of Winchester Presbytery a letter of commendation 
of Mr. Wilson's work. 

There being no further business to come before this 
meeting, the minutes were read and approved and Pres- 
bytery adjourned with prayer to meet in the Mebane 
Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, April 13th, at 11 A. M. 

R. M. WILLIAMS, Moderator Pro-Tern. 
N. N. FLEMING, Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 



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Regular Spring Meeting 

Mebane, N. C, April 13, 1937. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 334th Stated 
Session in the Mebane Presbyterian Church on the above 
date at 11:00 A. M., and was constituted with a sermon 
by the retiring Moderator, Rev. J. S. Jones, on the sub- 
ject: "The Kingdom of God" using the text Matthew 6:10. 

The opening prayer was offered by the Moderator, 
after which the roll was called and the following found 
to be in attendance : 

Ministers: W. H. Allison, W. M. Baker, Jonas Barclay, J. T. 
Barham, D. J. Blackwell, H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., E. H. Clarke, N. R. 
Claytor, J. S. Cook, A. P. Dickson, L. T. Edgerton, N. N. Fleming, 
A. V. Gibson, W. E. Harrop, F. M. Hawley, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., 
M. S. Huske, J. S. Jones, J. W. Mann, J. R. McGregor, Th.D., J. M. 
Millard, C. N. Morrison, Chas. F. Myers, D.D., W. A. Pate, C. G. 
Smith, D.D., D. H. Stewart, Roy F. Whitley, K. L. Whittington, 
R. Murphy Williams, O. C. Williamson, D.D.— 30. 

Ruling Elders: H. T. Lee, Spray; J. Sam White, Mebane; W. H. 
Garner, Goldston ; W. B. Mayhew, Glenwood ; H. F. Latta, Hills- 
boro ; T. E. Mays, Community; M. C. Thomas, Riverview ; M. C. 
Foust, Buffalo (G) ; S. C. Stewart, Springwood; M. C. Huffines, 
Bethel; H. A. Scott, Hawfields ; D. E. Forrest, Efland; E. M. Un- 
derwood (2), Sanford; J. Harvey W T hite, Graham; J. B. Long, 
Bethany; R. E. Labberton, Madison; W. B. Millner, Reidsville ; 
M. S. Walker, Cross Roads; George Lasley, Bethlehem; T. E. 
Allison, Eno; W. N. Wilkinson, Little River; J. W. Wilson, Bur- 
lington First; Avery Phipps, Alamance; K. E. Seymour, Buffalo 
(L) ; J. M. Wilcox, Euphronia ; J. D. Cameron, Pocket; C. L. Cole, 
White Hill; E. A. Ra«son (1), E. M. Sellars (2), Greensboro First; 
John A. Dalrymple, Jonesboro ; C. M. Fox, Asheboro ; W. F. Hen- 
derson, Yanceyville ; D. W. Wright, Bethesda; C. C. Smith, Griers ; 
W. P. Cook, Pleasant Grove ; Logan Porter, High Point ; J. W. Way- 
nick, Burlington Second; T. P. Wilson (2), East Burlington; G. M. 
Kirkland, New Hope; W. F. Shepherd, Piedmont; H. C. Foster, 
Shiloh; C. A. Wilson, Stony Creek; P. N. Pritchett, Westminster. 
—42. 

Rev. W. H. Allison was elected Moderator, and Rev. 
L. T. Edgerton was elected Temporary Clerk. 

Rev. J. O. Mann, Wilmington Presbytery, Rev. H. G. 



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Bedinger, D.D., Fayetteville Presbytery, Rev. H. Sarunian 
of Persia, and Rev. R. F. Brown of Winchester Presby- 
tery were introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
visiting brethren. 

The unprinted minutes of intervening meeting of March 
15, 1937 were read. 

Rev. W. M. Baker presented the following report of 
the Committee on Orders which was adopted : 

That Presbytery follow the printed docket with the following 
exceptions : 

(1) That, according to the action of Presbytery at Asheboro, 
N. C, the report of the Home Mission Committee be presented at 
2:30 o'clock this afternoon instead of Wednesday at 11 o'clock. 

(2) That the hours of meeting be, 9 o'clock in the morning and 
adjourn at 12:30 P. M. 

Reconvene at 2 P. M. and adjourn at 5:30. 
Evening service at 7 :30. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. M. BAKER, Chairman. 

The following communications were read : 

From Rev. F. S. Blue, asking permission to labour outside the 
bounds of Orange Presbytery until the fall meeting, the request 
was granted. 

From Rev. F. M. Dick asking that he be excused from at- 
tendance upon this meeting of Presbytery and be granted permission 
to labour as an evangelist within and without the bounds of Pres- 
bytery until the fall meeting, he was excused and his second request 
granted. 

The Presbytery received the report of the Commission 
appointed to ordain and install Rev. W. A. Pate and the 
same was admitted to the records. The report follows : 

The Commission, appointed to ordain and install Rev. W. A. 
Pate pastor of the Jonesboro, Broadway and St. Andrews churches, 
consisting of Revs. A. V. Gibson, Chairman; O. C. Williamson, 
Jonas Barclay, C. N. Morrison, C. L. Wicker, and Ruling Elders 
F. L. Knight and E. M. Underwood; met in the Jonesboro Church 
Sunday evening, Nov. 1, 1936 with every member of the Commis- 
sion present and was duly constituted with prayer. Dr. F. L. 
Knight was elected clerk of the Commission. 

The examination for licensure having already been accepted 
in lieu of the one for ordination, Presbytery proceeded to ordain 



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Mr. Pate, (he having answered the questions for ordination in the 
affirmative) to the gospel ministry by the laying on of the hands 
of the Presbytery. 

The Commission then proceeded with the installation. 

Rev. C. N. Morrison presided and propounded the constitu- 
tional questions. Rev. A. V. Gibson preached the sermon. Rev. 
Jonas Barclay charged the pastor. Ruling Elder E. M. Underwood 
charged the congregation. The Commission adjourned with prayer 
to meet in the Broadway Church, Sunday Nov. 15 at 3:00. Present: 
Revs. A. V. Gibson, Jonas Barclay, C. N. Morrison and Dr. F. L. 
Knight. 

Broadway : Rev. C. N. Morrison presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions. Rev. Jonas Barclay preached, Rev. C. L. 
Wicker charged the pastor and Elder F. L. Knight charged the 
congregation. All present except Rev. O. C. Williamson, 3 P. M., 
Nov. 15th. 

St. Andrews: Nov. 15, 7:30 P. M. 

Rev. A. V. Gibson presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions, Rev. C. L. Wicker preached, E. M. Underwood charged 
the pastor, and Dr. F. L. Knight charged the congregation. 

The Commission adjourned with prayer. 

A. V. GIBSON, Chairman. 
F. L. KNIGHT, Clerk. 

Excuses for being absent from this meeting from 
Revs. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., and E. E. Gillespie were read and 
referred to the Committee on Leave of Absence. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger, D.D., was heard in the interest of 
Flora Macdonald College, and Presbytery approved the 
plan for the Financial Campaign for the College in 1938, 
and voted that this campaign be given first consideration 
in our churches. 

The Committee on Christian Education reported 
through its Chairman, Rev. M. S. Huske, recommending 
that Mr. Ivan S. Wetmore, a member of the Reidsville 
Church, be taken under the care of Presbytery as a Can- 
didate for the Gospel Ministry, and after the regularly 
prescribed examination Mr. Wetmore having answered 
in the affirmative the required questions he was so re- 



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ceived. Rev. M. S. Huske delivered the charge to the 
candidate. 

Presbytery took recess until 2:00 P. M. 

FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P. M. with a hymn and 
prayer. 

The Moderator announced the appointment of the fol- 
lowing committees : 

Calls and Supplies— A. P. Dickson, D. J. Blackwell, J. Harvey 
White and E. A. Ranson. 

Installations— J. T. Barham, N. R. Claytor, and W. B. Millner. 

Statistical— R. F. Whitley, J. M. Millard, and Hugh Lee. 

Leave of Absence — Jonas Barclay and H. F. Latta. 

Sessional Records — D. H. Stewart, Chairman, W. E. Harrop, 
J. S. Cook, L. T. Edgerton, M. C. Foust, H. A. Scott, M. S. Walker, 
T. E. Allison, C. M. Fox. 

Nominations— R. M. Williams, W. M. Baker, C. G. Smith, C. A. 
Wilson, and D. W. Wright. 

Auditing — K. E. Seymour and W. F. Henderson. 

Minutes of Synod — A. V. Gibson, J. S. Jones, and Avery Phipps. 

Thanks— M. S. Huske, W. A. Pate, and J. M. Wilcox. 

Rev. M. S. Huske reported for the committee appointed 
to advise with Licentiate W. P. Jones, the report was 
adopted and is as follows : 

In regard to the case of Mr. W. P. Jones at the Westminster 
Church in Greensboro, two members of the committee had a con- 
ference with Mr. Jones concerning his studies in December. A 
meeting of the committee was called in the Westminster Church on 
Monday, April 12th. Those present were M. S. Huske, Dr. H. L. 
Smith, and O. C. Williamson. The committee found that Mr. Jones 
had been faithful in the studies assigned him, having read the "Creed 
of Presbyterians" by Smith, "Presbyterianism, Principles and Prac- 
tice" by Morris and a "Syllabus of Systematic Theology" by Clarke 
and expressed himself as thoroughly in accord with the Presby- 
terian System of Doctrine. 

The committee went very thoroughly into the matter of all 
points raised on the floor of Presbytery at the last meeting and 
also into the matter of Mr. Jones' attitude as expressed in a letter 
to the committee. The committee was satisfied on all these points 
and recommends to Presbytery that the call of the Westminster 



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Church, if found in order, be placed in the hands of Mr. Jones and 
that upon his acceptance of the call, Presbytery proceed to make 
plans for his ordination and installation. 

Presbytery then proceeded to examine Licentiate W. P. 
Jones with a view to his ordination. Mr. Jones was ex- 
amined on Theology by Rev. R. M. Williams for the 
committee on that part, and after other questions on this 
subject, the examination was sustained, and the examina- 
tion of the Presbytery last fall for licensure being accepted 
in lieu of the examination on the remaining parts, the 
examination as a whole was then sustained. 

The call from the Westminster Church for the pastoral 
services of Licentiate W. P. Jones was found in order, 
placed in his hands and he indicated his intention to accept 
the same. 

The Committee on Home Missions made a report 
which was adopted after being amended and is as follows : 

HOME MISSIONS REPORT 

To the Presbytery of Orange : 

Your Home Missions Committee submits the following report 
covering its activities since the fall meeting of Presbytery: 

For the first time in many years we have been able to pay our 
men their salaries in full for the year just closed. 

Our Superintendent, Dr. C. E. Hodgin, has been in charge of 
the work for ten months, assuming his duties June 1. Presbytery 
will be gratified to know that his salary is also paid in full for the 
ten months he has been acting as superintendent, and that only 
85.00 of Home Mission funds has been used to pay his salary, the 
balance coming as remuneration he has received for acting as supply 
in certain vacant churches in our home mission fields, along with 
the $125 that had been going to the chairman and treasurer of the 
committee. 

The reports received from the field show that there were during 
the year 205 professions of faith, 182 additions to the Presbyterian 
Church by profession and 65 by letter, making a total addition of 
247 members. 

Your committee offers the following recommendations : 
First: That the appropriations made to the various fields be con- 
tinued the same as last year, subject to any necessary changes that 



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may be made by Presbytery or the Home Mission Committee, as 



follows : 

Pittsboro Group $ 350.00 

Glenwood 350.00 

Leaksville-El Bethel 150.00 

Shiloh-Piedmont Group 500.00 

Milton 1 420.00 

Speedwell - Greenwood 800.00 

Riverview 300.00 

Fairfield-Little River 100.00 

Yanceyville Group 300.00 

Bessemer 750.00 

Gulf Group 800.00 

Supt. - Treas. 1,800.00 



$6,620.00 

Second : That Dr. C. E. Hodgin be elected superintendent for 
the ensuing year at a salary of $150 per month. 

Third : That Presbytery urge the churches to make monthly 
remittances of its benevolent funds to the treasurer of Presbytery, 
so that each cause may receive regular funds with which to pay 
its workers. 

Fourth : That Presbytery approve the grouping Shiloh, East 
Burlington and Piedmont together to form a pastorate. 

Fifth : That a day for special offering in churches, Sunday 
Schools and Auxiliaries for this cause be set for the second Sunday 
in June. 

Your committee also suggests that any churches of the Presby- 
tery, whether self-supporting or home mission, that may at any 
time be without a pastor, employ Dr. Hodgin as supply while look- 
ing for a new pastor. — April 13, 1937. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. P. DICKSON, Chairman. 

Rev. P. Cary Adams of Wilmington Presbytery, and 
Rev. R. K. Davenport of Granville Presbytery were in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting- 
brethren. 

Rev. P. Cary Adams addressed the Presbytery on Pres- 
byterian Junior College. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assembly 
were elected : 



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Ministers 



Principals 



Alternates 



W. M. Baker 
R. F. Whitley 
C. N. Morrison 



W. T. Thompson, D.D. 
W. E. Harrop 
L. T. Edgerton 



Elders 



Logan Porter 
W. B. Millner 
J. J. Phoenix 



A. C Mcintosh 
K. E. Seymour 
W. B. Mayhew 



The Committee on Standing Rules was given the first 
hour after the morning devotions tomorrow, and the Com- 
mittee on Religious Education at 11 o'clock. 

Communications were read from the American Bible 
Society and from the Elim Chapel (colored), and Rev. 
N. R. Claytor was appointed to bear greetings to the Elim 
Chapel. 

The Committee on Synod's and Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions made a report which was adopted as follows : 



Synod's Home Missions has had the best year since the "de- 
pression." Through the financial assistance which it has been 
able to render to the several Presbyteries, ALL Home Mission 
workers through the Synod have been paid IN FULL for the 
Church year 1936-37. This is the first time workers in some 
Presbyteries have received their full appropriations in THREE 



The Synod's Committee has now in the field a full time evan- 
gelist, Rev. R. K. Davenport. He is doing an excellent work but 
finds it impossible to comply with all requests for meetings. 

Rev. A. C. Miller, Jr., is continuing his good work among the 
2,000 deaf and dumb in our midst. Synod's committee is the only 
agency assisting in the colored work of the Synod. Over 400 
young colored people are receiving fine Christian training at Mary 
Potter School, Oxford, N. C. 

During last year, Synod's committee assisted in the erection of 
seven churches and manses. 

The PRESBYTERIAN NEWS, published by the committee and 
edited by the Superintendent, Rev. E. E. Gillespie, has appeared 



SYNOD ICAL HOME MISSIONS 



YEARS. 



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quarterly and has greatly stimulated the interest of our people in 
the great cause of Home Missions. 

Over 28,000 copies have been circulated during 1936-37. The 
whole work is most encouraging. 

The pressing need is for more funds for entering promising 
fields white unto the harvest. All churches are urged to meet in 
full their apportionment to this cause to which all the Presbyteries 
are looking for assistance. 

REPORT ON ASSEMBLY'S HOME MISSIONS 

The total Home Mission Receipts for the year were $351,363, 
a gain of $46,690 over last year. This is most encouraging. 

The bank debt which at one time was $128,200 (in 1831) has 
been completely paid. This largely by savings in administration 
and supervision and by certain designated gifts for this purpose. 

Aid has been given 517 workers who serve 728 Churches, 
Schools and Missions with 399 outpost Sunday Schools and unorgan- 
ized preaching points. 

In the light of these facts the Church should be ready for a 
Home Mission advance. 

There are two pressing needs in Home Missions : 

(1) A renewal of evangelistic effort in all the Presbyteries 
looking to a revival of the evangelistic spirit in every church and 
mission in the Assembly. 

(2) Larger financial provision for new church organizations in 
the communities that offer such challenging opportunities for 
growth. Without these two things the church cannot go forward. 
We Recommend: , 

1. That the period October 10-November 14, 1937 be set apart as 
the annual season of Home Mission study, using the official text 
book "Other Men Labored," and that the week of November 7-14 
be designated as the annual Home Mission Week with special 
thank offering for Assembly's Home Missions in all the churches. 

2. That June be observed as the Assembly's Home Mission 
month with the use of educational programs in the various depart- 
ments of the Church. 

J. M. MILLARD, Chairman. 

The Committee on Standing Rules made report and 
the report was adopted as far as read and the report con- 
tinued until tomorrow morning. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:30 P. M. 



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FIRST DAY— EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened in inspirational meeting at 7:30 
P. M. with Rev. A. V. Gibson presiding. After hymn and 
prayer service Rev. R. K. Davenport preached an inspir- 
ing sermon on "The Value Of Souls," Matthew 15:26. 

Presbytery took recess with hymn and prayer until 
tomorrow at 9 A. M. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 9 A. M. and was led in de- 
votional service by Rev. C. G. Smith. 

The minutes of the previous day were read and 
approved. 

A motion was made and carried that Presbytery over- 
ture the General Assembly to re-enter the Federal Council 
of the Churches of Christ in America. 

The Committee on Standing Rules continued its report. 

The following elders were enrolled : E. M. Underwood, 
Sanford; T. P. Wilson, East Burlington; and E. M. Sellars, 
Greensboro First. 

The Committee on Nominations made report which was 
amended and adopted as follows : 

That Rev. C. G. Smith be re-elected to succeed himself as 
Treasurer for another term of three years. 

That Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., be elected to succeed Rev. S. M. 
Rankin, resigned, as Financial Agent, and Trustee of Presbytery. 

That Rev. C. E. Hodgin be re-elected as Trustee of Davidson 
College for four years. 

That Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. F. Myers, D.D., and Messrs. J. 
Sam White, and Geo. Denny succeed themselves as Trustees of 
Flora Macdonald College for a term of three years. 

That Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mrs. A. P. 
Dickson succeed themselves as Trustees of Glade Valley High 
School for a term of two years. 

That Mr. McBride Holt succeed himself as Trustee of the Haw- 
fields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund. 

That Rev. A. V. Gibson succeed Dr. C. E. Hodgin on Presby- 
tery's Home Missions Committee. 



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That Mr. P. N. Pritchett take the place of J. W. Paisley on the 
Foreign Missions Committee. 

That Mr. W. L. Sharpe succeed Mr. W. L. Wharton on the 
Committee on Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions. 

That Dr. Henry Louis Smith succeed himself on the Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

That Rev. W. M. Baker be re-elected to succeed himself, and 
Rev. O. C. Williamson take the place of Dr. W. A. Hayes and Mr. 
Fred Phipps take the place of J. E. Bradley on the Committee on 
Religious Education. 

That Mr. W. F. Henderson succeed J. T. Kilby on the Com- 
mittee on Woman's Work. 

That Mr. J. Harvey White succeed himself on the Committee 
on Educational Institutions. 

That G. W. Denny succeed himself on Orphans' Home Com- 
mittee, and I. C. Crawford take the place of R. Gilmer on Bible 
Cause Committee. 

That Rev. F. M. Hawley and Elder E. M. Underwood succeed 
themselves on the Stewardship Committee. 

That Rev. J. T. Barham take the place, made vacant by the 
removal of Rev. W. M. Cooper, on Committee on Printed Records 
of Presbytery. 

That C. Don Alexander succeed Mr. P. E. Morrow on the 
Auditing Committee. 

That Rev. D. H. Stewart succeed himself on the Historical 
Committee. 

That Rev. W. P. Jones succeed Rev. F. S. Blue on Committee 
on Sessional Records. 

That Rev. N. N. Fleming be elected as Presbytery's representa- 
tive on the Synod's Committee on Vacancy and Supply. 

R. MURPHY WILLIAMS Chairman. 

Rev. J. W. Mann tendered his resignation as Secretary 
of Stewardship which was referred to the Committee on 
Nominations. 

Upon motion Rev. C. E. Hodgin was appointed by Pres- 
bytery to secure from Fayetteville Presbytery a transfer 
to Orange Presbytery of the title to the Goldston Church 
property and a transfer of any rights now held by Fay- 
etteville Presbytery in the John T. Womble legacy left 
to Mt. Vernon Springs Church. 



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The Foreign Missions Committee made the following 
report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Foreign Missions submits the following 
report for the year 1936-37: 

As we enter this new church year, let us call to mind Paul's 
exhortation, "And now, brethren we beseech you that ye increase 
more and more." To be satisfied with the status quo is not only 
unscriptural ; it is the grave of progress. 

Outstanding Facts 

In a recent address Dr. E. Stanley Jones declares that if the 
American Church would meet the present crisis, "it must lay aside 
its defeatist mentality." True. And to kindle afresh our own 
courage and hope let us look at our Foreign Mission work. There 
is no defeatist mentality there. 

A glorious fact. In these last four years our foreign work has 
been successful beyond precedent, the number of converts breaking 
all past records, this last year being one of the three that report 
over 8,000. 

Another joyful fact. These unprecedented results have been 
won with an income cut almost exactly in half, showing that our 
foreign mission dollar today is far more fruitful than ever before 
and our foreign mission investment is paying the largest dividends 
ever known in our history. 

Another gladdening fact. Explaining the above is the fact that 
the peoples in our foreign mission fields were never so open-minded 
to the gospel as they are just now. So say all our missionaries, and 
these record ingatherings attest it. 

A conscience-stirring fact. This amazing receptiveness will not 
last indefinitely. So mission history proves. NOW is the accepted 
time. Our missionaries are eager to make full use of this God- 
given opportunity before it passes, to enter these wide open doors 
on every hand before they close, but are prevented by lack of re- 
inforcements. Oh, that our Church might know the time of her 
visitation ! 

Steady Growth 

In this last reported year our native workers have increased 
from 3,783 to 4,193, outstations from 2,198 to 2,390, organized con- 
gregations from 392 to 416. Additions during the year were 8,050, 
communicants (not counting those turned over to native Presbyteries 



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and no longer reported by us) from 74,732 to 81,881, Christian con- 
stituency from 169,681 to 189,984, Sunday Schools from 1,977 to 2,120, 
Sunday School membership from 107,813 to 109,610, schools from 
1,095 to 1,109, students from 59,257 to 59,649. 

Sobering Facts 

Twenty-one missionaries were lost to our force this year by 
death, retirement, or ill health, and only 12 new ones sent out. Our 
missionaries are 123 fewer than 11 years ago. To find in our rec- 
ords as small a force as we report this year, 393, we must go back 
to 1919. And their average age is greater than ever before. Our 
fields today are manned mainly by the old and the middle aged. 
But the uncomplaining devotion with which they are carrying on, 
spite of age and overwork, should shame, thrill, quicken our whole 
Church. 

The cost of this year's work was $667,488.43. The total income 
from all sources was $700,067.52. This means a surplus of $32,579.09. 
Recommendations : 

1. That our churches, auxiliaries, Sunday Schools, and Young 
People's Societies, make a special effort this year to re-enforce our 
thinning missionary line, to prevent further breakdowns in our 
aging overworked force, and to seize the unprecedented opportuni- 
ties God is now giving us in our work abroad. 

2. That churches, societies, and individuals assume, wherever 
practicable, definite responsibility for definite parts of the Foreign 
Mission work. 

3. That all churches, societies, and individuals be urgently re- 
minded that the Foreign Mission Executive Committee is the only 
authorized agency for the administration of our Church's Foreign 
Mission work. To send Foreign Mission contributions directly to 
missionaries on the field, or for objects outside the committee's 
program, deprives the committee of its due and needed support and 
hinders its providing adequately for the work entrusted it by the 
Assembly. 

4. That all Sunday Schools and Young People's organizations be 
urged this year to co-operate in the special Missionary Education 
Program on Africa and its young people, and to make real self- 
denial gifts toward raising the full budget of our Africa Mission. 

5. That all our church organizations, Men's Work, Auxiliaries, 
Sunday Schools, Young People's societies use the Foreign Mission 
season, January 1 to February 6 for studying world missions, using 
the books recommended by the Foreign Mission Committee, and 
that the special Foreign Mission Week of Prayer and Self-Denial, 
January 30-February 6, be observed in every church and organiza- 



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tion with supplemental Foreign Mission offerings as recommended 
by the General Assembly. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. ALLISON. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON. 

J. W. PAISLEY. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Installations : 

That the following Commission be appointed to ordain 
and install Licentiate W. P. Jones pastor of the West- 
minster Church : 

Revs. J. M. Millard, Eugene Clarke, F. M. Hawley, and Mr. 
Harry Barton; Alternates: Revs. D. J. Blackwell and J. T. Bar- 
ham, and Elder L. W. Crawford. The time and parts to be left to 
the commissions. 

J. T. BARHAM 
N. R. CLAYTOR. 
W. B. MILLNER. 

The following report of the Committee on the Min- 
isters' Annuity Fund was adopted : 

Your chairman has called for two meetings of your committee. 
There is an evident desire on the part of the members of the com- 
mittee to give of themselves to present thoroughly the claims of 
this fund. 
Recommendations : 

1. We recommend that our Presbytery follow the plan of cam- 
paign suggested by the Executive Committee of Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief. 

2. That Presbytery appoint September 1st to October 10th, 
1937, as the time to emphasize the claims of and to complete the 
canvass for this fund. 

3. That Presbytery appoint a member on this committee to 
succeed Mr. J. A. Kellenberger who could not serve. 

4. That a Deacon's Day be set aside at the Fall Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Chairman. 

W. KERR SCOTT. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON. 

LOGAN PORTER. 

A. A. F. SEAWELL. 

R. MURPHY WILLIAMS. 

ROBERT D. WHITE. 



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Presbytery adopted the following report of the Stand- 
ing Auditing Committee : 

The Standing Auditing Committee would report that it has re- 
ceived the report of the Treasurer and the report of the Perma- 
nent Auditing Committee, checked the addition of the figures, and 
to the best of our knowledge the report is accurate as to the funds 
of the Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

K. E. SEYMOUR. 
W. F. HENDERSON. 

Presbytery voted to approve the action of the Mod- 
erator in appointing Rev. J. R. McGregor to fill the vacant 
place of Chairman of the Committee on Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund. 

The Committee on Religious Education made report. 
Pending the adoption of the report Rev. J. O. Mann, Di- 
rector of Religious Education in the Synod, addressed the 
Presbytery. The report was then adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS 
EDUCATION 

Your Committee on Religious Education would report that since 
the last meeting of Presbytery we have held two meetings, one in 
Greensboro on March 15th, with seven members present, and the 
other during the meeting of Presbytery. 

We have co-operated with the Young People of the Presbytery 
in two rallies, one at Westminster Church during the Christmas 
holidays when over two hundred young people registered, with 
Rev. Wallace Alston of the Richmond office as the principal 
speaker, the other in High Point on March 20th, attended by 
nearly 200. 

Plans have been made by your committee to hold four Insti- 
tutes as follows, Jonesboro, May 3, Bethany May 4th, Alamance 
May 5th, and Bethesda May 6th, at which time the entire set-up 
of the work of Religious Education will be presented, also special 
emphasis will be given to Daily Vacation Bible Schools. 

We co-operated with the Synod's Committee and the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro in a Conference at which Dr. 
Paul Vieth was the speaker on March 31 at which meeting some 
225 people representing 19 churches were present, also several mem- 



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bers of our churches attended a like meeting in Durham on April 
2nd. 

A review of the reports to Presbytery presents the following 
facts on work during the past year : 61 churches report 63 Sab- 
bath Schools with a total enrollment of 10,302. 

From these schools 396 joined the Church on Profession of 
Faith, $17,581 was contributed to all causes by the Sabbath Schools. 

A study of the Sunday School enrollment for the years 1930-36 
by the Committee in Richmond shows that the Synod of North 
Carolina has gained only .1% in these years, while Orange Presby- 
tery shows a gain of 2.9%, as over against a gain of 11.5% by one 
and 18.1% by another of our sister Presbyteries in the Synod, a 
further study shows that the largest gains usually are in those 
Presbyteries with the largest number of out post Sabbath Schools. 

Reports from the Young People's organizations show 30 or- 
ganizations with 1,140 members contributing $1,046 of which amount 
$563 was given to benevolences 

Your committee is planning to hold our Annual Presbytery's 
Young People's Conference at Elon College on June 28-July 3rd. 
We Recommend: 

1. That Presbytery endorse our Summer Conference at Elon 
June 28-July 3. And that the Churches send their choice Young 
People to the Synod's Conference at Davidson June 15th and to the 
Elon Conference June 28th. 

2. That the Churches see that the Cause of Religious Educa- 
tion in Synod and General Assembly are included in the budget for 
their full amounts. 

3. That our Churches send their officers of the Sunday School 
and other workers to the Sunday School Institutes May 3-6th. 

4. That pastors be asked to feature in connection with Rally 
Day this fall a consecration service for all leaders in the Sabbath 
Schools. 

5. That surveys be made by our Churches to discover oppor- 
tunities for outpost Sunday Schools and wherever possible that they 
be established. 

6. That churches provide as far as possible leadership train- 
ing* for their teachers and Religious Education workers. 

7. That Daily Vacation Bible Schools be held as far as possible 
in all our churches. 

8. That Presbytery urge churches and individuals to be care- 
ful in allowing accounts with our Richmond Office to remain unpaid 
for a long period of time thus handicapping the ability of our com- 
mittee to meet its obligations. 

9. That churches not now having organized Young People's 



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Work be urged to study the denominational program of our Church, 
with a view to organizing according to this program. 

10. We would thank the Westminster and High Point churches 
and their Pastors and Auxiliaries for their splendid co-operation in 
our Young People's Rallies, and the First Church Greensboro, 
Synod's Committee, and Rev. J. O. Mann for making Dr. Vieth's 
coming to us possible. 

11. That we gratefully accept the services of a young woman 
provided by the Synod's Committee for Daily Vacation Bible Schools 
in our Presbytery. Churches desiring her services should make ap- 
plication to the Chairman of our Committee. 

12. That we express to Rev. J. O. Mann our thanks for his 
splendid presentation of the work of Religious Education. 

N. N. FLEMING, Chairman. 

The following report from Rev. S. M. Rankin, member 
of the Board of Trustees, was received: 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF PRESBYTERY 

No business has come before us this year. 

S. M. RANKIN, Chairman. 

Also the following resignation : 

Because of my physical condition I am no longer able to attend 
to business. Please accept my resignation as a trustee of the Pres- 
bytery. I thank the brethren for the many positions of trust be- 
stowed on me. It has been a pleasure for me to serve the Pres- 
bytery to the best of my ability. May God's richest blessing be upon 
each of you personally, and upon your work. 

Most cordially yours, 

S. M. RANKIN. 

Presbytery accepted Brother Rankin's resignation and 
the matter of his successor was referred to the Committee 
on Nominations. (In another place will be found resolu- 
tions of appreciation for the splendid services of Rev. S. 
M. Rankin, P. 132). 

Upon motion Presbytery took recess until 1 :15 P. M. 

SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. C. G. Smith. 

The Committee on Presbytery's Minutes made verbal 



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report commending the minutes of Presbytery. The re- 
port was received as information. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made report and its recommendations were adopted 
as follows : 

1. That the appropriations for Ministerial Relief be granted 
as per applications, to the following: 

Mrs. Inez B. Caldwell, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Crawford, Rev. W. W. 
McMorries, Mrs. Lou B. Palmer, Mrs. Sadie A. Ray, Mrs. Ella M. 
Thorn. 

That an increase from $10 to $15 per month be granted to Rev. 
W. W. McMorries and Mrs. Ella M. Thorn. 

2. That all our churches keep upon the hearts of our people 
the fundamentally important task confronting our Church to estab- 
lish the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 

Rev. M. S. Huske made the following report of the 
Mary I. Smith Fund which was adopted : 

At present there is in this fund $ 355.01 

Unpaid notes amounting to the sum of 1,040.00 



$1,395.01 

There has been only one loan of $100 made during the past 
year. 

It is the desire of the treasurer to bring the fund up to the 
original bequest ($1,000) by making no loans except absolutely 
necessary and by pushing collections as rapidly as circumstances 
permit. 

M. S. HUSKE, Treasurer. 

The Committee on the Minutes of Synod reported ver- 
bally that it had found nothing demanding the action 
of Presbytery. The report was received as information. 

The Committee on Diamond Jubilee made verbal re- 
port which was received, the committee commended and 
discharged. 

The Committee on Woman's Work reported that 54 
Auxiliaries reported a membership of 4,148, and that these 
had contributed to all benevolences $18,331, a grand total 



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to all causes of $26,674, which was an increase over last 
year of $2,358. 

The report was adopted and the Presbytery instructed 
the chairman of the committee to carry greetings from 
Orange Presbytery to the Presbyterial commending the 
work of the Women. 

The Committee on Statistics reported 67 churches 
with a total of 375 Elders, 453 Deacons, added on Con- 
fession 555, and added on Certificate 646, making a total 
membership of 11,915. Total contributions to benevolences, 
$57,384, making a grand total of $255,949. The report 
was adopted. 

The report of the Financial Agent, Rev. S. M. Rankin, 
was presented by Rev. C. E. Hodgin, adopted, and the 
matter of Brother Rankin's successor was referred to the 
Committee on Nominations. The report is as follows : 

REPORT OF FINANCIAL AGENT 

1. Pleasant Garden Church Property: We collected $85 from 
rent; $39 on interest, and $726 of the sale price. The property was 
sold for $750 and $24 is still due on the note. I paid on expense of 
surveying and recording papers $6.25 ; by order of Presbytery I paid 
Mrs. D. T. Coble $100, and Mrs. J. C. Neeley $50 and on the East 
Burlington Church debt $300, and on the Glenwood Church debt, 
$150.00. I still have on hand $196.86 for the Glenwood Church debt 
and $46.86 for the East Burlington Church debt. 

2. Jamestown Church Fund: $1,000 of this fund is invested in 
part ownership of a house on Spring Garden Street. I have collected 
$71.47 in rents, and $113.26 dividend from the closed N. C. Bank, 
leaving still in the closed bank $249.16; had on hand last year $90.60, 
making a total now in Security Bank $275.33. The Presbytery still 
owns a lot in Jamestown. 

3. The Maryland Hickerson Fund: This fund of $1,250 was 
loaned by Mr. R. R. King, a Trustee of Presbytery, before I was ap- 
pointed financial agent. Mr. King collects the interest and sends it 
to me. He has sent me $100, and I have collected $22.34 dividend 
from the closed N. C. Bank, making a total collected $122.34. This 
has been sent to the Foreign Missions Committee for work in Africa. 

4. The Cora Harrison Fund of $500 is loaned to C. E. Edwards. 



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I have collected $30 interest and paid this to S. M. Rankin, accord- 
ing to the action of Presbytery, April 1933. 

Because of my infirm condition I am now offering my resig- 
nation as Financial Agent ; but because of my long continued sick- 
ness, and heavy expense thereof, I am asking the Presbytery to 
please allow me to still receive the interest from this $500, which 
was bequeathed to the Presbytery for local Ministerial Relief. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. RANKIN, Financial Agent. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin presented the following resolution 
in regard to Rev. S. M. Rankin and his services to Orange 
Presbytery which was adopted by a rising vote : 

In accepting the resignation of Bro. S. M. Rankin as Financial 
Agent and as Trustee of Presbytery, the Presbytery of Orange 
adopted the following resolutions : 

1. The Presbytery regrets to hear of Bro. Rankin's continued 
and serious illness, and extends to him our warmest sympathy and 
love, and assures him of an abiding interest in our prayers. 

2. That Presbytery desires to place on record our deep appre- 
ciation of Bro. Rankin's long and faithful service to the Presby- 
tery, not only as Financial Agent and Trustee of Presbytery, but as 
Superintendent of Home Missions for seventeen years, and for his 
most valuable service in many capacities. He has been faithful to 
every trust committed to him by the Presbytery. His good business 
judgment and his wise counsel in all matters pertaining to church 
law and procedure have been of inestimable value to Presbytery in 
meeting many difficult problems. 

3. That Presbytery rejoices to learn that the same grace of 
our Lord Jesus Christ which enabled Bro. Rankin to be faithful in 
service in the days of physical health and strength, is now enabling 
him to be patient and submissive, and even cheerful, in his pro- 
tracted illness. May this grace be continued to him and to his be- 
loved companion according to their daily needs. 

Rev. M. S. Huske led the Presbytery in prayer for 
Mr. Rankin. 

Upon motion Presbytery decided to hold four stated 
meetings each year. 

Rev. T. R. Jenkins, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church of Mebane, was introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

A motion that when Presbytery adjourn, it adjourn 



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to meet in the Alamance Church, July 6th, at 10 A. M. 
and that the Committee on Standing Rules be continued, 
was adopted by Presbytery. 

The report of the Committee on Standing Rules was 
adopted to Section VII No. II — Standing Orders, and the 
Committee was continued to complete its report on Stand- 
ing Orders, and the Docket, also to bring in amendments 
and to harmonize the report as a whole. (The report is 
not printed here as it will be printed when it is brought 
into harmony with the four times a year meeting). 

The trustees of the Presbytery were instructed to sell 
Calah Church in Randolph County for $25. 

The Committee on Orphans' Home made verbal report 
which was received as information. 

Upon motion Rev. C. L. Wicker was excused from 
attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. J. S. Cook made the following report for the 
Committee on Sessional Records which was adopted : 

The following Churches did not bring their Records to this 
meeting of Presbytery : Mt. Vernon Springs. Piedmont, Greenwood, 
Speedwell, Smyrna, Salem, North Eno, and Burlington First ; Not 
sufficient meetings : Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove (also needs new 
book); Church of Covenant: No statistical Record; Euphronia, only 
three meetings; Glenwood, book not at last Spring Meeting; Beth- 
esda, Minutes not approved; Yanceyville, no statistics; St. Andrews, 
no report to Presbytery. All others approved without exception. 
Churches are urged to watch the following common omissions : 

1. No statistical reports. 

2. Minutes not approved. 

3. Failure to have four meetings annually. 

4. No report from delegates to Presbytery and Synod. 

5. Some books are in very bad condition and need new ones. 

D. H. STEWART, Chairman. 
Presbytery adopted by a rising vote the following*: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

The Presbytery of Orange thanks the pastor and congregation 
of the Mebane Presbyterian Church for the hospitality shown to us 
as their guests, in their church and in their homes. 



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The ladies who made the fellowship of the dining room pos- 
sible are especially remembered. 

The remembrance of your kindness recorded in our minutes, 
will not outlive the remembrance recorded in our hearts. 
May God continue to bless you and keep you. 

M. S. HUSKE. 

W. A. PATE, Committee. 

Presbytery adopted the Report of the Stewardship 
Committee as follows : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Your Stewardship Committee begs leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report on the "Every Member Canvass" for 1937-38: 

31 churches reported $26,942 subscribed to benevolences. There 
were 2,885 subscribers for the benevolent causes. The number of 
tithers or proportionate givers is 634. 

20 persons subscribed to the Belmont Covenant Plan ; 38 to 
the Lord's Acre Plan, 4,769 persons subscribed $148,290 to Cur- 
rent Expenses. 

The following churches did not make a canvass for benev- 
olences: Bethel, Broadway, Euphronia, East Burlington, Haywood, 
Mt. Vernon Springs, Pittsboro, Smyrna, Stony Creek. 

The following churches reported canvass incomplete : Chapel 
Hill, El-Bethel, Leaksville, Pocket, Stoneville, White Hill, Yancey- 
ville. 

The following churches did not give any figures as to amount 
subscribed to benevolences : Efland, Goldston, Greensboro First,. 
Madison, Stoneville. 

The following churches did not make a report on the canvass : 
Community, Gilead, Griers, Hillsboro, Milton, Sanford, Springwood. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. MANN, Secretary. 
W. E. HARROP, Chairman. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Leave of Absence submits the following 
report : 

That the following be excused : 

From this meeting of Presbytery: P. H. Gwynn, Jr., E. E. 
Gillespie, F. Marion Dick, S. M. Rankin, W. T. Thompson, R. C. 
Gilmore, C. L. Wicker. 

After the first day: M. S. Walker, W. H. Garner, K. E. Sey- 
mour, H. C. Foster, and H. F. Latta. 



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After the morning session on the second day: C. M. Fox, F. M. 
Hawley, E. M. Underwood, W. A. Pate and A. V. Gibson. 

JONAS BARCLAY. 

Upon motion the name of C. Don Alexander was sub- 
stituted for that of Lester E. Monroe on the Auditing- 
Committee, and it so appears in the report of the Nomi- 
nating Committee. 

The Committee on Spiritual Life and Evangelism made 
verbal report which was received as information. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
supplementary report which was adopted : 

That E. A. Ranson be added to the Committee on Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund Campaign : Rev. C E. Hodgin succeed Rev. J. W. Mann, 
resigned, as Secretary of Stewardship ; That Rev. E. E. Gillespie 
succeed Rev. S. M. Rankin, resigned, as a Trustee of Presbytery. 

R. MURPHY WILLIAMS, Chairman. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port which was adopted and with it the Auditing Commit- 
tee's report : 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

April 9, 1936 to April 1, 1937 

Balance Balance 
April 9, 1936 Receipts Disburs. Ap.1,1937 

Foreign Missions $ 7,419.41 $ 7,419.41 ■ 

Assembly's Home Missions 2,857.01 2,857.01 

Synod's Home Missions 1,860.66 1,860.66 

Presbytery's H. Missions 3,158.92 3,158.92 ■ 

Chris. Ed. & Min. Relief 1,923.00 1,923.00 

S. S. Ext. & Publication 588.11 588.11 ■ 

Schools and Colleges 1,855.06 1,855.06 

Union Theol. Seminary 275.74 275.74 

Bible Cause 162.58 162.58 • 

Orphans' Home 1,671.01 1,671.01 

Assem. Training School 253.23 253.23 

Rel. Ed. in Synod of N. C. ____ 179.07 179.07 

Chr. Work in State Schools — 306.91 306.91 

Presbytery's Expense 465.62 1,517.15 1,629.75 353.02 



Totals 



.$465.62 $24,027.86 $24,140.46 $353.02 
C. G, SMITH, Treasurer. 



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Presbyterial Tax-Slow Accounts 



Church 1935-36 1936-37 

Broadway $12.00 $ 9.00 

Buffalo (G) 59.00 

Community 3.00 2.00 

Euphronia 3.00 5.00 

Greenwood _ 5.00 5.00 

Griers 5.00 3.00 

Gulf 5.00 

Little River 13.00 

New Hope 1.00 

Piedmont 7.00 

Pocket 5.00 6.00 

Reidsville 4.00 

Salem 4.00 

Smyrna 2.00 4.00 

Speedwell 5.00 5.00 

Springwood 11.00 

St. Andrews 20.00 17.00 

Stoneville 3.00 

Westminster 26.00 35.00 



Totals — $86.00 $198.00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 

We have audited the Treasurer's books and annual report and 
find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present 
for all disbursements except for the following checks which were 
outstanding when the bank's regular statement rendered as at the 
close of business March 31, 1937. (List omitted by Clerk of Pres- 
bytery but supplied by Auditor). A total of $6,712.39. 

The twelve checks totaling $2,388.10 that were outstanding as 
of the time of the last Audit, April 8th, 1936, have all been pre- 
sented and charged to the Treasurer's account with the exception 
of check No. 963 in favor of M. S. Huske. All checks were ex- 
amined and found in regular form. 

We find the annual report correct and the balance of $353.02 
agrees with bank balance after taking into consideration outstand- 
ing checks (as listed above) and deposits made after March 31st, 
1937, as follows: $579.00, $1,991.30, and $524.76. 

C. DON ALEXANDER. 
JAMES B. NEELY, 

Auditing Committee. 



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The Minutes of Presbytery were read and approved 
and Presbytery adjourned with Prayer to meet at Ala- 
mance Church, near Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, July 
6th, 1937, at 10:00 A. M. 

C. N. MORRISON, Permanent Clerk, 
W. H. ALLISON, Moderator. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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Directory Spring and Summer, 1937 

I. Officers 

Moderator — Rev. Wade H. Allison, Leaksville. 

(Term 3 Years) 

Stated Clerk — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C, Route 5. 
(Spring 1939). 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. C. N. Morrison, Route 1, Sanford N. C. 
(Spring 1939). 

Treasurer — Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (Spring 
1940). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, N. C. 
(Spring 1940). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (Spring 1939). 

II. Trustees 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, ministers or elders — report at 
Spring Meeting) Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Mr. R. R. King, Mr. E. 
A. Ranson, Judge T. J. Shaw, Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe. 

2. Of Davidson College (4 members — ministers or elders, term 
4 years, report in writing at Fall Meeting), Mr. T. D. Dupuy (1938) ; 
Rev. M. S. Huske (1939); Mr. Lunsford Richardson (1940), Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1941). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (12 members, ministers or 
elders, term 3 years) report in writing, in fall, Revs. D. J. Black- 
well, A. V. Gibson, Mr. J. Harvey White, and Mr. E. A. Ranson 
(1938) ; Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. Paul Morrow, Mr. D. W. Wright, 
and Mr. J. H. Tate (1939) ; Revs. N. N. Fleming, C. F. Myers, D.D., 
Mr. J. Sam White, and Mr. G. W. Denny (1940). 

4. Of Glade Valley High School (5 in number, one a woman, 
term 2 years, report in writing in fall) — Rev. S. M. Rankin and Mr. 
McBride Holt (1938). Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Mr. C. C. McLean, and 
Mrs. A. P. Dickson (1939). 

5. Peace Junior College (2 in number, term 6 years) — Rev. W. 
M. Baker, and Mr. E. E. Walden (1938). 

6. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund — 
(1 member term 1 year, report in writing at Fall Meeting) — Mr. 
McBride Holt (1938). 

III. Executive Committees 

Presbytery's Home Missions Committee (5 ministers and 4 
elders) — Rev. A. P. Dickson, Rev. A. V. Gibson, Mr. J. Harvey 
White (1939). Rev. J. S. Jones, Rev. M. S. Huske, Mr. T. D. Dupuy 



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139 



(1938) . Rev. W. M. Baker. Mr. J. S. White, Mr. E. A. Ranson 

(1937) . 

Foreign Missions— Rev. W. H. Allison (1939) ; Rev. K. L. Whit- 
tington (1938) ; Mr. P. N. Pritchett (1940). 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — Rev. J. M. Millard 

(1939) ; Rev. S. M. Rankin (1938); Mr. W. L. Sharpe (1940). 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. M. S. Huske 

(1939) ; Rev. J. S. Jones (1938) ; Dr. Henry Louis Smith (1940). 

Religious Education — Rev. N. N. Fleming, Rev. J. R. McGregor. 
Mr. C. P. Robertson (1939) ; Rev. A. V. Gibson. Rev. R. F. Whitley, 
Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1938) ; Rev. W. M. Baker, Rev. O. C. Wil- 
liamson, Mr. Fred Phipps (1940); Mrs. R. F. Whitley, Presby- 
terial Secretary of Religious Education, Ex-Officio member. 

Woman's Work— Rev. R. F. Whitley (1939) ; Rev, D. T. Black- 
well (1938) ; Mr. W. F. Henderson (1940). 

Educational Institutions — Rev. Jonas Barclay (1939) ; Rev. P. H. 
Gwynn, Jr. (1938); Mr. J. Harvey White (1940). 

Orphans' Home— Rev. W. M. Baker (1939) ; Rev. J. M. Millard 

(1938) ; Mr. G. W. Denny (1940). 

Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Rev. R. M. Wil- 
liams (1939) ; Rev. J. T. Barham (1938) ; Mr. I. C. Crawford (1940). 

Stewardship — (3 ministers and 3 elders) — Rev. W. E. Har- 
rop, Mr. J. T. Hines (1939). 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Mr. Robert D. White (1938) ; Rev. F. M. 
Hawley, D.D.. Mr. E. M. Underwood (1940). 

IV. Permanent Committees 

Printed Records of Presbytery— Rev. N. R. Claytor (1939) ; Rev. 
C. L. Wicker (1938) ; Rev. J. T. Barham (1940). 

Auditing Committee— Mr. James B. Neely (1939) ; Mr. C. Don 
Alexander (1938). 

Historical Committee — Rev. N. N. Fleming (1939) ; Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, D.D. (1938) ; Rev. D. H. Stewart (1940). 

Vacancy and Supply — Chairman of Home Missions. Rev. A. P. 
Dickson; Chairman of Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, 
Rev. M. S. Huske ; Stated Clerk. Rev. N. N. Fleming; Elder H. W. 
Scott (1939) one term of 3 years. 

Sessional Records — Chairman to be elected for one term of 3 
years, and nine other members to be appointed at Spring Meeting 
of Presbytery— Rev. W. P. Jones (1939). 

N. N. Fleming Presbytery's Representative on Synod's Vacancy 
and Supply Committee. 



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V. Examining Committees 

Languages — Rev. J. W. Mann, Rev. C. F. Myers, D.D., Rev. 

C. N. Morrison. 

Theology — Revs. R. M. Williams, Joseph Rennie, D.D., C. E. 
Hodgin, D.D. 

Church History, Government and Sacraments — Revs. Jonas 
Barclay, C. L. Wicker, and C. G. Smith, D.D. 

English Bible— Revs. W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, . 

ROLL OF PRESBYTERY MID-SUMMER, 1937 

Wade H. Allison, Leaksville ; W. M. Baker, Mebane; Jonas 
Barclay, Pittsboro ; J. T. Barham, 1518 Lexington Ave., Greensboro; 

D. J. Blackwell, Leaksville; H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., Hillsboro; J. C. 
Brown, Mattoax, Va. ; D. S. Chalabie, 501 E. Trade Street, Char- 
lotte; N. R. Claytor, Milton; E. H. Clarke, Box 63, Reidsville ; J. S. 
Cook, Route 1, Leaksville; A. P. Dickson, Route 2, Greensboro; 
L. T. Edgerton, Whitsett ; N. N. Fleming, Route 5, Mebane; A. V. 
Gibson, Sanford ; E. E. Gilliespie, D.D., Box 1124, Greensboro; R. C. 
Gilmore, D.D., 5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. ; P. H. 
Gwynn, Sr., Spray; P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D., Davidson; W. E. Har- 
rop, Graham; F. M. Hawley, D.D., Madison; C. E. Hodgin, D.D., 
403 Asheboro Street, Greensboro; M. S. Huske, Reidsville; J. S. 
Jones, Route 3, Mebane; W. P. Jones, 825 Pearson Street, Greens- 
boro; J. W. Mann, Cedar Grove; J. R. McGregor, Th.D., Burling- 
ton; W. W. McMorries, 718 Washington St., Atlanta, Ga. ; J. M. 
Millard, Route 4, Greensboro; C. N. Morrison, Route 1, Sanford; 
C. F. Myers, D.D., 225 N. Park Drive, Greensboro; W. A. Pate, 
Jonesboro ; J. R. Potts, Greenville ; S. M. Rankin, 130 Tate St., 
Greensboro; Joseph Rennie, D.D., 783 Hillsboro St., Raleigh; J. K. 
Roberts, care First Presby. Church, Greensboro; L. B. Schenck, 
Davidson; C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro; Wade C. Smith, care Sun- 
day School Times, Philadelphia, Pa. ; D. H. Stewart, Chapel Hill ; 
W. T. Thompson, D.D., Union Theo. Seminary, Richmond, Va. ; 
R. F. Whitley, Yanceyville ; K. L. Whittington, Bessemer Branch, 
Greensboro; C. L. Wicker, Gulf; R. M. Williams, 306 S. Mendenhall 
St., Greensboro; O. C. Williamson, D.D., 641 Colonial Drive, High 
Point. 



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SUMMER MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, July 6, 1937. 
The Presbytery of Orange met in its 335th Stated Ses- 
sion on the above date in the Alamance Church at 10 A. M. 
and was constituted with prayer and a sermon by Rev. W. 
H. AllisOn the retiring Moderator from the 31st Psalm and 
the 8th verse. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 
Ministers— W. H. Allison, Jr., W. M. Baker, D. J. Blackwell, 
Frank S. Blue, E. H. Clarke. N. R. Claytor, J. S. Cook, A. P. Dickson, 
L. T. Eclgerton, N. N. Fleming, A. V. Gibson, W. E. Harrop. F. M. 
Hawley, M. S. Huske, William P. Jones, J. W. Mann, J. M. 
Millard, Chas. F. Myers, J. R. McGregor, W. A. Pate, Roy F. Whit- 
ley, K. L. Whittington, C. L. Wicker, R. Murphy Williams, O. C. 
Williamson. — 25. 

Ruling Elders — Hugh T. Lee, Spray; N. H. McCollum, Leaks- 
ville; Wm. J. Chambers, El Bethel; W. G. Wharton, Buffalo (G) ; 
D. P. Clapp, Springwood; W. L. Wharton, Bethel; D. W. McPher- 
son, Hawfields ; J. Harvey White, Graham; James Foust, Bethany; 
George C. Mason, Madison; C. C. McLean, Westminster; J. W. 
Phipps, Alamance; John J. Phoenix, Greensboro First; J. A. Barn- 
well, Burlington First ; Jno. A. Dalrymple, Jonesboro ; W. F. Hen- 
derson, Yanceyville; V. L. Atkins, Covenant; Dr. W. A. Hayes, 
High Point.— 18. 

Rev. Wade H. Allison was re-elected Moderator and 
Rev. J. W. Mann was elected Temporary Clerk. 
The following docket was adopted : 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

335th Stated Meeting at Alamance Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C.— July 6, 1937—10 A. M. 

1. Presbytery convened with prayer and sermon by the Mod- 
erator, Rev. Wade H. Allison. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meetings. 

5. Report of Committee on Docket. 

6. Reading of Communications. 

7. Report of Committee on Standing Rules. 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees. 

(1) Calls and Supplies, 2 Ministers and 2 Elders. 

(2) Installations — Indefinite. 



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(3) Leave of Absence — Indefinite. 

(4) Nominations — 5 Members. 

(5) Minutes of General Assembly. 

(6) Resolution of Thanks. 

9. Candidates to be received, Licensures, Ordinations, Ministers 
to be Received. 

10. Calls or Dismissions. 

11. Report of Commission to Ordain and Install W. P. Jones, 
Millard. 

12. Report of Commissioners to General Assembly. 

13. Report of Executive Committees. 

Presbytery's Home Missions — Religious Education — Others. 

14. Answer to Questions sent down from the General Assembly: 

(1) Change of Pastorates. 

(2) Changes in Book of Church Order. 

(3) On Re-entering Federal Council. 

15. Report of Trustees of Presbytery. 

16. Report of Financial Agent. 

17. Report of Standing Committees. 

18. Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

19. Read and Approve Minutes. 

20. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 

(The above Docket is intended to be finished in one day). 

The following communications were read: 

Request from Rev. F. Marion Dick asking that he be dismissed 
to Meridian Presbytery U.S.A. was granted also request from Rev. 
Frank S. Blue that he be dismissed to Granville Presbytery was 
granted. 

Call from the Salem Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
W. A. Pate was referred without reading to the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies. 

Request from the Bethel Church for permission to change the 
terms of the call to their Pastor, Rev. L. T. Edgerton from $600 
to $700 per annum was referred to the Committee on Calls and 
Supplies. 

Rev. J. K. Roberts presented letter of dismission from 
the Presbytery of Kanawha and was received pending his 
examination. 

He was examined on Experimental Religion by the 
Moderator, on Theology by the Committee of Presbytery 
on Theology, and on Church Government by the Com- 
mittee on the same in Presbytery. These examinations 



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were sustained severally and as a whole as satisfactory 
parts of his examination and he was ordered enrolled as 
a member of Presbytery. 

Presbytery granted Mr. Roberts permission to serve 
as assistant to the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Greensboro. 

Rev. J. M. Millard reported for the Committee on Or- 
ders recommending the hours to be from 10 A. M. to 12 
M. and from 1 P. M. to adjourn at will, the report was 
adopted. 

Rev. Russell Branson of the Religious Society of Friends 
was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visit- 
ing brother. 

Mr. Andrew R. Bird who is labouring as summer work- 
er in the Covenant Church was presented to Presbytery. 

Because of some misunderstanding as to whether this 
was an adjourned or stated meeting Presbytery by vote 
decided that this is the 335th Stated Meeting. 

The following report of the Committee on Standing 
Rules was adopted : 

1. That we continue to hold two Stated Aleetings, one in April 
and' one in October of one day including the evening. 

2. That we have two adjourned meetings, one in July and one 
in January of one day each. 

3. That this committee be continued to bring the standing 
Rules into harmony with this change. 

The Report of the Committee on Religious Education 
was received and adopted by a rising vote as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Since the Spring Meeting of Presbytery your Committee has 
carried out the plans which had then been made for four Sunday 
School Institutes. 

These were held the first week in May at Jonesboro, Bethany, 
Alamance and Bethesda Churches on successive days in the after- 
noon and night. 

The whole program of Religious Education was discussed each 
afternoon, first with a General Presentation, then the two general 
units of Leadership Training and Sunday School Extension and 
Country Church Work were presented to the entire group after 



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which the three units of the Children's Division, Young People, and 
Adult were presented in discussion groups, ten leaders took part 
in this presentation. 

At night the Daily Vacation Bible School, materials, methods, 
cost etc., was presented to the entire group and then in discussion 
groups the three divisions of Beginners and Primaries, Juniors, and 
Intermediates were presented separately to smaller groups. Twenty- 
seven churches sent 250 people to these meetings and we believe 
they were well worth while, as there have been held this year 
already Bible Schools in several places where they had not before 
had them. 

Your Committee through its Chairman has directed the work of 
Miss Judith Coit who came to us for eight weeks of Bible School 
work, sent by the Richmond Committee co-operating with our 
Synod's Committee on Religious Education, Miss Coit has been in 
seven schools. 

The Chairman of the Committee attended the meeting of the 
Synod's Committee during the Davidson Conference, also acted as 
counsellor for the boys from Orange Presbytery. 

We have just closed a most successful Summer Conference at 
Elon College, this being our eleventh conference of which number 
seven have been held at Elon. 

For five days June 28-July 3, 19 instructors, counsellors and 
recreation director and nurse led 135 young people in "Facing 
Today With the Living Christ," eight courses were offered, three 
of which were in Bible. 

At the close of the Conference five young people were awarded 
diplomas for having successfully completed nine units of the pre- 
scribed course of study, and 129 received 387 credits for work 
done this year, in all 135 young people registered. 

Financially our conference will just about break even, all bills 
have not yet come in, the total cost will be about $750, the regis- 
tration again this year was kept to the low figure of $6.00 for the 
entire five days including registration. 

Your committee held one meeting during the Conference and it 
was decided to send the director of the Conference to the first week 
of the Leadership Training School at Montreat, July 23-30, at which 
time Conferences will be held for directors, and chairmen of Re- 
ligious Education Committees are meeting. 

We recommend that the Presbytery thank the Elon College 
Authorities for allowing us again to hold our Conference on their 
grounds. 

We urge all churches not having had Bible Schools to try to 



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hold one this summer even if for only one week, and all who have 
schools to report to this Committee. 

We plan to hold a Conference for Adult Advisers of Y. P. 
Organizations over the week-end sometime this fall. 

N. N. FLEMING, Chairman. 

Elder J. J. Phoenix reported his attendance as Com- 
missioner to the General Assembly in a most excellent re- 
port which was received and Presbytery commended him 
for his diligence. 

Rev. M. S. Huske reported Capt. W. B. Milner's at- 
tendance and Rev. O. C. Williamson reported for Mr. Lo- 
gan Porter that he had attended the meeting of the Assem- 
bly, and both reports were received as information. 

Revs. Roy Whitley and W. M. Baker reported their 
attendance, their reports were received and their diligence 
was commended. 

(No report was received from Rev. C. N. Morrison). 

The Moderator appointed the following standing com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies— F. M. Hawley, N. R. Claytor, C. C. Mc- 
Lean and N. H. McCollum. 

Installations — O. C. Williamson and Dr. W. A. Hayes. 

Leave of Absence — -L. T. Edgerton and J. A. Barnwell. 

Nominations — O. C. Williamson, D. J. Blackwell, M. S. Huske, 
D. P. Clapp and Hugh T. Lee. 

Minutes of General Assembly — W. M. Baker, Roy F. Whitley, 
and J. J. Phoenix. 

Resolution of Thanks — J. R. McGregor, and W. L. Wharton. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 P. M. and was led in prayer 
by Rev. K. L. Whittington. 

The Committee on Ministerial Relief reported through 
its chairman, Rev. M. S. Huske recommending that Rev. 
R. C. Gilmore be recommended to the Assembly's Com- 
mittee for relief, the report was adopted, and Mr. Huske 
led the Presbytery in prayer for Revs. R. C. Gilmore, S. M. 
Rankin, and W. W. McMorries. 



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The Committee on Nominations reported that they 
had nothing referred to them. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to meet in regular 
fall session in the Red House Church on Tuesday, Sept. 
21 at 10 A. M. 

The Commission appointed to ordain Licentiate W. P. 
Jones and install him pastor of the Westminster Church 
made the following report : 

The Commission to ordain Licentiate W. P. Jones and install him 
pastor of Westminster Church met Sunday, April 25th, 1937, at 
3 :30 P. M., and organized with Rev. J. M. Millard Moderator and 
Rev. F. M. Hawley, clerk. 

Other members of the Commission present were Rev. E. H. 
Clarke and Elder Harry Barton. 

The Commission ordained Licentiate W. P. Jones to the Gospel 
Ministry by prayer and the laying on of hands. 

The Rev. W. P. Jones was duly installed pastor of Westminster 
Church by the Commission, Rev. J. M. Millard presided, preached 
and propounded the constitutional questions to the pastor, Rev. 
F. M. Hawley delivered a charge to the pastor, and Rev. E. H. 
Clarke delivered a charge to the congregation. Elder Harry Barton 
asked the constitutional questions of the congregation. 

The Commission adjourned and the service was closed with the 
benediction by the newly installed pastor, Rev. W. P. Jones. 

J. M. MILLARD, Moderator. 
F. M. HAWLEY, Clerk. 

The Commission not having approved its minutes the 
report was received and adopted by Presbytery. 

Rev. J. R. McGregor made oral report on the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Resolution of Thanks by a rising vote : 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Orange Presbytery in its 335th Stated Meeting has been aware 
of the ever increasing blessings that have gone forth from the 
Alamance Church. It was a special privilege to meet here in the 
175th year of the Church's life. 

After our gracious experience today, we readily understand 



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why Orange Presbytery in its earlier history came here for ten 
successive meetings. 

We would record our gratitude to the pastor and officers for 
so cordially receiving us. We were never more bountifully pro- 
vided for and wish the women of the Church to be especially told 
of our profound appreciation. 

W. L. WHARTON. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Committee. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made report 
which was adopted as follows : 

1. That Bethel Church be granted permission to change the 
terms of their call for Rev. L. T. Edgerton from a salary of $600 
to $700 per annum, and that the Church be commended. 

2. That the call from the Salem Church for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. W. A. Pate at a salary of $125 per annum for pne 
evening service per month be found in order and placed in Mr. 
Pate's hands. 

3. That the call from East Burlington Church for the services 
of Rev. L. T. Edgerton be placed on the docket for the fall meeting 
of Presbytery. 

F. M. HAWLEY. 
N. R. CLAYTOR. 
C. C. McLEAN. 
N. H. McCOLLUM. 

The call from Salem Church was placed in the hands 
of Rev. W. A. Pate and he signified his intention to accept 
the same. 

The report of the Committee on Minutes of the Gen- 
eral Assembly was adopted as amended as follows : 

The Committee calls the attention of the Presbytery to several 
outstanding items of interest : 

The Synod of North Carolina with 537 churches and 83,000 
members is the largest in our Church. 

We call attention to the increase in per capita tax for the 
Assembly of l / 2 c per members, making it now 6y 2 c, also the 
retroactive y 2 c as special assessment. 

The Woman's Auxiliary raised last year $1,180,440. 

We recommend that Presbytery follow the recommendation of 
the Assembly and have completed by the end of November 1937 the 
drive for the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

We call attention to the action of the Assembly appropriating 



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$25,000 for Flood Relief and recommend that Churches not having 
already taken an offering for this cause do so. 

Presbytery voted to re-enter the Federal Council*. 

Action on the other questions from the Assembly was deferred 
until the fall meeting. 

ROY WHITLEY, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Installations was 
adopted as follows : 

The following Commission was appointed to install Rev. W. A. 
Pate pastor of the Salem Church. 

Revs. A. V. Gibson, Chairman, Jonas Barclay, C. N. Morrison, 
and Elder John A. Dalrymple, with Elder D. E. Shaw as alternate. 

Time July 18th at 3 :30 P. M., any two members of the Com- 
mission to constitute a quorum. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, Chairman. 

The following Special Committee was appointed to 
study the Questions from General Assembly regard- 
ing Changes of Pastorates, and the Changes in Confession 
and Catechisms with instructions to report at the Fall 
meeting, J. R. McGregor, O. C. Williamson, and A. V. 
Gibson. 

C. C. McLean, Trustee of Glade Valley High School 
made oral report which was received as information. 

Presbytery appointed Revs. M. S. Huske, E. H. Clarke, 
and J. S. Cook to investigate the prospects at Wentworth 
and report at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery, also Revs. 
C. E. Hodgin, N. N. Fleming, and W. E. Harrop to study 
and make report on the Saxapahaw Church. 

Upon recommendation of the Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sion Committee, action was deferred on the call of the East 
Burlington Church for the pastoral services of Rev. L. T. 
Edgerton until the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. 

The following report of the Committee on Leave of 
Absence was adopted : 

That Revs. W. T. Thompson, and D. H. Stewart be excused 
from attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

L. T. EDGERTON, Chairman. 



♦Corrected P. 156. 



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The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in the Red House Church, 
Semora, N. C, on Tuesday, September 21, at 10 A. M. 

WADE H. ALLISON, Moderator. 

J. W. MANN, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 



Roll of Orange Presbytery 
Fall of 1937 

J. E. Adkins, Graham; Wade H. Allison, Leaksville ; W. M. 
Baker, Mebane; Jonas Barclay, Pittsboro ; J. T. Barham, Greens- 
boro; D. J. Blackwell, Leaksville; H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., Hillsboro ; 
J. C. Brown, Mattoax, Va. ; D. S. Chalabie, Charlotte; E. H. Clarke, 
Reidsville; N. R. Claytor, Milton; J. S. Cook, Leaksville; A. P. 
Dickson, Greensboro ; L. T. Edgerton, Whitsett ; N. N. Fleming, 
Mebane; A. V. Gibson, Sanford ; E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro; 
R. C. Gilmore, D.D., Olney, Md.; P. H. Gwynri, Sr., Leaksville-Spray ; 
P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D., Davidson; W. E. Harrop, Graham; F. M. 
Hawley, D.D., Madison; C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greensboro; M. S. 
Huske, Reidsville; J. S. Jones, Mebane; W. P. Jones, Greensboro; 
J. W. Mann, Cedar Grove; J. R. McGregor, Th.D., Burlington; W. 
W. McMorries, Atlanta, Ga. ; J. M. Millard, Greensboro; C. N. Mor- 
rison, Sanford; C. F. Myers, D.D., Greensboro; W. A. Pate, Jones- 
boro; J. R. Potts, Greenville; S. M. Rankin, Greensboro; J. K. 
Roberts, Greensboro ; L. B. Schenck, Davidson ; C. G. Smith, D.D., 
Asheboro; Wade C. Smith, Philadelphia, Pa.; D. H. Stewart, Chapel 
Hill ;* W. T. Thompson, Richmond, Va. ; R. F. Whitley, Yanceyville ; 
K. L. Whittington, Greensboro ; C. L. Wicker, Gulf ; R. M. Williams, 
Greensboro; O. C. Williamson, D.D., High Point. 



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Regular Fall Meeting 

Semora, N. C, September 21, 1937. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 336th Stated Ses- 
sion in the Red House Presbyterian Church at 10:30 A. M., 
on the above date, and was opened with a sermon by the 
Rev. Price H. Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D., at the request of the 
Moderator, Dr. Gwynn's subject was "Christian Fortitude" 
from the text II Timothy 2:3, after which the Moderator, 
Rev. W. H. Allison convened the meeting with prayer. 

The roll call showed the following to be present : 

Ministers — W. H. Allison, Jr., W. M. Baker, Jonas Barclay, J. T. 
Barham, D. J. Blackwell, N. R. Claytor, J. S. Cook, A. P. Dickson, 
L. T. Edgerton, N. N. Fleming, A. V. Gibson, P. H. Gwynn, P. H. 
Gwynn, Jr., Ph.D., W. E. Harrop, F. M. Hawley, D.D., M. S. Huske, 
W. P. Jones, J. W. Mann, J. R. McGregor, Th.D., J. M. Millard, 
C. N. Morrison, W. A. Pate, J. K. Roberts, C. G. Smith, D.D., W. T. 
Thompson, D.D., Roy F. Whitley, K. L. Whittington, R. Murphy 
Williams, O. C. Williamson, D.D.— 29. 

Ruling Elders— T. L. Smith, Leaksville ; J. T. Kilby, Milton; 
T. E. Mays, Community; N. J. Taylor, Gilead ; M. A. Chandler, 
Red House; Sam Lawson, Riverview ; Dr. W. P. Knight, Buffalo 
(G); J. D. Clapp, Bethel; S. H. Campbell, Sanford ; A. D. Tate, 
Graham; J. R. Crutchfield, Bethany; J. Siewers Wall, Madison; 
Frances Womack, Reidsville ; H. W. Pritchett, Westminster; C. S. 
McDade, Eno ; J. A. Barnwell, Burlington First; J. S. McMasters, 
Alamance; D. McL. Holt, Buffalo (L) ; Henry Louis Smith, Greens- 
boro First; Herbert Fuqua, Pleasant Grove; J. T. Ellis, Bessemer; 
Thos. R. Foust, Covenant; Dr. E. C. Holden, High Point; R. P. 
Blackwood, New Hope ; H. C. Foster, Shiloh. — 25. 

Rev. W. T. Thompson, D.D., was elected Moderator, 
and Rev. R. F. Whitley was elected Temporary Clerk, both 
by acclamation. 

Rev. N. R. Claytor made report for the Committee on 
Orders recommending the following hours : Lunch, 12 :3Q 
P. M.; supper, 5:30 P. M., the report was adopted. 

The following docket was adopted for this meeting. 



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DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

336th Session, Red House Church, Semora, N. C. — Tuesday, 
September 21, 1937— Beginning at 10:30 A. M. 

1. Opening Sermon — Rev. P. H. Gwynn (at request of Moderator) 

2. Presbytery constituted with Prayer — Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Reading of Report of Committee on orders and adoption of 
Docket. 

5. Reading of Communications. 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees : 

(1) Calls and Supplies — Ch. Home Mis., 1 Minister, 1 Elder. 

(2) Installations— 3 Members. 

(3) Nominations — 5 members. 

(4) Leave of Absence. 

(6) Auditing — Indefinite. 

(7) Resolution of Thanks — Indefinite. 

7. Candidates to be received, Licensures, Ordinations — Report 
through Committee on Christian Education. 

8. Calls or Dismissions. 

9. Questions sent down by Assembly — Report of Special Com- 
mittee Changes of Pastorates and Changes in Confession. 
McGregor. 

10. Unfinished Business — Federal Council — Standing Rules of Pres- 
bytery. 

11. Report of Committee on Ministers' Annuity Fund — McGregor. 

12. Report of Commission to install Rev. W. A. Pate — Gibson. 

13. Report of Committee on Wentworth Church — Huske, Saxa- 
pahaw — Hodgin. 

1°4. Historical Sketch of Red House Church. 

15. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1) Foreign Missions 

(2) Presbytery's Home Missions. 

(3) Synod's and Assembly's Missions. 

(4) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

(5) Religious Education. 

(6) Educational Institutions. 

(7) Orphans. 

16. Report of Treasurers. 

17. Report of Standing Committees. 

18. Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

19. Read and Approve Minutes. 

20. Adjourn with Hymn and Prayer. 



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Standing Orders 

7:30 P.M. Popular Meeting on Presbytery's Home Missions. 
3:00 P.M. Popular Meeting on Educational Institutions. 

(Meeting to include the day and evening) 

The following communications were referred to com- 
mittees : 

Calls from the Shiloh and Piedmont Churches for the pastoral 
services of Rev. J. E. Adkins to the Committee on Calls and Sup- 
plies, requests to be excused from this meeting of Presbytery from 
Revs. D. H. Stewart, and C. E. Hodgin, D.D., to the Committee on 
Leave of Absence. 

Presbytery approved the action of the Stated Clerk in 
granting letter of dismission to Rev. Joseph Rennie, D.D., 
to the Presbytery of Granville (granted by authority of 
meeting of Presbytery of Nov. 5, 1935). 

Rev. J. E. Adkins presented letter of dismission from 
the Presbytery of Abing*don and asked to be received by 
the Presbytery of Orange, upon motion he was received 
pending his examination. 

Revs. H. G. Bedinger, D.D., of Fayetteville Presbytery 
and Frederick Brown of Winchester Presbytery were in- 
troduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting 
brethren. 

Presbytery proceeded to examine Rev. J. E. Adkins 
according to the Book of Church Order. The Moderator 
examined him on Experimental Religion, Rev. R. M. Wil- 
liams examined him on Theology, and Rev. Jonas Barclay 
examined him on Church Government and Sacraments, 
all of which were sustained as satisfactory parts. The ex- 
amination as a whole was then sustained and Mr. Adkins 
was ordered enrolled after he had signed the obligation. 

Rev. M. S. Huske reporting for the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, recommended 
that the application for aid from the Assembly's Commit- 
tee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief of Ivan 
Wetmore and Roger Rice, candidates under the care of 



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Presbytery, be approved. The recommendation was 
adopted. 

Upon motion of the Stated Clerk the following report 
to the Synod of North Carolina was ordered printed in our 
minutes : 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE- SYNOD OF N. C. 
For the Synodical Year 1936-1937 

Ministers 46, Licentiates 0, Communicants 11,915, Churches 67, 
Value of Churches $2,094,850, Manses 26, Value of Manses $121,400, 
Candidates 4. 

Ministers received — Rev. J. K. Roberts, July 6, 1937, from the 
Presbytery of Kanawha. 

Ministers dismissed — Rev. F. S. Blue, July 6, 1937 to the Pres- 
bytery of Granville; Rev. Ronald S. Wilson, March 15, 1937 to the 
Presbytery of Winchester; Rev. F. Marion Dick, July 6, 1937, to the 
Presbytery of Meridian U.S.A. 

Pastoral Relations Established : Rev. W. P. Jones and West- 
minster, April 25, 1937; Rev. W. A. Pate and Jonesboro, Nov. 1, 
1936; Rev. W. A. Pate and Broadway and St. Andrews, Nov. 15, 
1936. 

Pastoral Relations dissolved — Rev. F. S. Blue and Burlington 
Second, Shiloh and Stony Creek, Dec. 21, 1936. 

Candidates received— W. A. Pate, Oct. 12, 1936 from the Pres- 
bytery of Wilmington; Warren Gaw Sept. 8, 1936 by examination, 
Roger Rice, Sept. 8, 1936, by examination; W. P. Jones, Sept. 8, 1936, 
from the Presbytery of Montgomery; Ivan Wetmore, April 13, 1937, 
by examination. 

Candidates dismissed— John C. Whitley, Oct. 5, 1936 to the 
Presbytery of Albemarle. 

Candidates licensed— W. P. Jones, Sept. 9, 1936, W. A. Pate, 
Nov. 1, 1936. 

Licentiates ordained — W. A. Pate, Nov. 1, 1936; W. P. Jones, 
April 25, 1937. 

Rev. A. M. Williams of the M. E. Church South was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting* 
brother. 

Presbytery heard Dr. Henry Louis Smith in behalf of 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund, and voted to continue the 
discussion on the Annuity Fund upon reassembling after 
recess. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 P. M. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M. and was opened with 
a song and prayer. 

The Moderator appointed the following committees : 

Calls and Supplies — A. P. Dickson, W. P. Jones, J. D. Clapp. 

Installations — F. M. Hawley, T. R. Foust, T. L. Smith. 

Nominations— P. H. Gwynn, Jr., W. A. Pate, W. H. Allison, 
W. P. Knight, A. D. Tate. 

Leave of Absence — D. J. Blackwell, C. G. Smith, J. R. Crutch- 
field. 

Auditing — Francis Womack, S. H. Campbell. 

Resolution of Thanks— W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, J. T. Ellis. 

Presbytery resumed the discussion of the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund. Rev. J. R. McGregor, Th.D., Chairman, 
made a report and addressed the Presbytery on the Fund 
noting the progress which had been made and plans for 
completing the Fund. 

The following interesting history of the Red House 
Church was read by Prof. T. B. Thompson. 

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF RED HOUSE 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Presented at Presbytery of Orange, Sept. 21, 1937 

For the data in this short History, we are endebted for infor- 
mation to Mrs. C. K. Thompson, who has charge of the old ses- 
sion book of Red House Church ; to Rev. D. I. Craig and to Miss 
Nan Lansdale. 

Red House Presbyterian Church is situated in the Northeastern 
corner of Caswell County, North Carolina. There is no record of 
the exact date of the organization of this church but since 1755 there 
is a record of services being held. In 1766 the second meeting of 
Hanover Presbytery held in North Carolina was held in this church, 
and at a meeting of Hanover Presbytery held at Buffalo Church 
in Guilford County March 2, 1768, Mr. McAden accepted the call 
of this church along with the calls of Dan River and Country Line 
Churches. From these records it seems that Red House Church 
was organized between 1755 and 1766. 

The name of this church was at first Middle Hyco but about the 
year 1806 during the ministry of Rev. Hugh Shaw the name of this 
church was changed to Red House. It is supposed that this was 



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done because an Inn had been built a short distance above the 
church, on the Stage Road from Hillsboro to points in Virginia. 
This Inn was painted red and was known to travelers as the "Red 
House." For many years the north-bound stage stopped there for 
breakfast. Thus Middle Hyco Church was changed to the Red 
House Church. 

The early history of this church is connected with the work of 
Rev. Hugh McAden : 

Rev. Hugh McAden was a pioneer Missionary to this state. 
On August 3rd, 1755, he preached his first sermon at the house of 
Solomon Debow, on Hyco, not far from where this Church now 
stands. After preaching in this community and gathering together 
a group of Christians, Mr. McAden went to Duplin County where 
he preached for several years. In 1768 he became the first pastor 
of this Church where he remained until his death, January 20, 1781. 
He is buried in the Church yard here and his grave is marked by a 
large granite stone. On the first Sunday in August, 1913, Dr. D. I. 
Craig conducted an impressive Memorial Service at which time the 
monument to Mr. McAden was unveiled. 

Mr. McAden died just when this country was in the throes of 
the Revolutionary War. Tradition tells us the Tories especially 
hated Presbyterian Ministers. That hatred was shown by the way 
they treated Mr. McAden's people. They opened the new made 
grave of Mr. McAden and mutilated his body, they burned his home, 
destroyed his property and as they were leaving this Church Yard 
they set fire to the Church building but the building was saved by 
friends who put out the fire. 

A few things of interest about the life of this Church are here 
noted : 

There have been four houses of worship — the first about 1756 — 
the second was built in 1806 which was probably burned — the third 
built in 1809 — and the fourth, this building, built in 1913. 

There was never a balcony in this church but there were seats 
for a few colored people who attended the first Sunday morning 
service. And before the war a service was held for the colored 
people every third Sunday afternoon. After the war a separate 
Church building was built for them near here. 

Rev. B. B. Palmer preached for the colored people until his 
death. Since that time the present pastor holds services there. 

Rev. Stanfield also held services for the colored people for 

many years while he was pastor there. 

For many years Red House held the only Sunday School in this 
part of the county. There was no musical instrument in the Church 
but Mr. Jack Rainey lined out the hymns and with the aid of an 



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old-fashioned tuning fork, raised the tunes. The Catechisms were 
especially emphasized and before the preaching service there was 
a drill in the catechisms. 

The first Sunday in each month has been and is now the regu- 
lar appointment for preaching services. 

The oldest Session Book dates back to 1820 and is now in the 
care of Mrs. C. K. Thompson. In the Church Library there is a 
number of Sunday School Books of our publication which are over 
one hundred years old. First on the list of Elders of this Church 
is the name of Col. Archibald Murphy, the "Father of Public 
Schools" of this State, and just a short distance from this Church is 
the site of Red House Academy built largely by his influence. The 
women of this Church also taught in the Church. 

List of Elders of Red House 

Col. Archibald Murphy, James Wilson, John McCain, Loften 
Walton, A.D. 1819 first date ; Thomas Walton, 1826 ; John P. Rainey 
Jan. 14th, 1827; John Webster, Jan. 14th, 1827; James W. Jeffreys, 
Nov. 1832; Robert Faulkner, Nov. 1832; James W. McCain, Nov. 
1832; Col. Levi Dixon, Dec. 7, 1834; Richard I. Smith, 1836; John 
P. Rainey, Aug. 1867; John B. Smith, 1872; W. W. Taylor, J. R. 
Winston, W. G. Smith, J. M. Long, W. O. Smith, J. N. Rainey, 
C. K. Thompson, Kennon Smith, Maurice Chandler, Currie Thomp- 
son. 

In the long list of ministers who have served Red House Church 
Rev. Hugh McAden stands first followed by 

William Moore, James H. Bowman Hugh Shaw 

John McLean A. D. Montgomery George W. Ferrell 

N. H. Harding John Paisley S. A. Stanfield 

T. U. Faucette M. McG. Shields P. G. Morton 

James Evans E. H. Harding N. R. Claytor. 

These ministers and others have preached the Gospel of Jesus 
Christ at this place where for over one hundred and seventy-five 
years public Religious Services have been held. 

N. R. CLAYTOR, Pastor. 

The Stated Clerk was given permission to correct the 
minutes of July 6, 1937, regarding the Federal Council. 
(Presbytery having voted at that time to re-enter the Fed- 
eral Council instead of postponing action until this meet- 
ing). (P. 148). 

The following report of the Commission appointed to 



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install Rev. W. A. Pate pastor of the Salem Church was 
admitted to record. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
REV. W. A. PATE PASTOR OF SALEM CHURCH 

The commission appointed to install Rev. W. A. Pate pastor of 
the Salem Church met at the Church on May 18, 1937, at 3 P. M., 
and was opened with prayer. 

Present : Revs. A. V. Gibson and C. N. Morrison, and Elder 
D. E. Shaw. 

The commission installed Rev. W. A. Pate according to the 
Book of Church Order. 

Rev. A. V. Gibson presided, propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions and charged the pastor. 

Rev. C. N. Morrison preached the sermon. And Elder D. E. 
Shaw charged the congregation. The minutes were approved. 

A. V. GIBSON, Chairman. 
D. E. SHAW, Clerk. 

The Committee on the Wentworth Church made report 
which was received and the Committee continued. 

The Committee on the Saxapahaw Church, not having 
been able to investigate the church there, was continued. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay made report on Educational Insti- 
tutions, and in connection with the report. Rev. H. G. 
Bedinger, D.D., addressed the Presbytery in the interest 
of Flora Macdonald College. 

The report, carrying with it the appreciation of the 
Presbytery for Dr. Bedinger's address, was adopted as 
follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL 
INSTITUTIONS 

Davidson College 

Attendance on the Young People's Conference was about 450. 
130 were in attendance at the summer school. About 50 'teen age 
boys were present during the music camp. By the middle of June 
about 650 students had registered for the college year, which is the 
limit of present capacity. $25,000 for a new infirmary has been 



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given by a man and his wife, who have a son in college. It will 
be up-to-date, and is either in course of erection, or has by this 
time been completed. During the summer the college laundry 
was being practically rebuilt and refurnished. Also the two lit- 
erary society buildings were being overhauled and repaired. The 
Y. M. C. A. has its headquarters on the first floor of the Phi Hall, 
and a large number of students assemble on Sunday mornings in the 
main auditorium of the society halls for Bible Study. Davidson 
College Centennial Campaign, to raise funds for more adequate 
equipment, is now in progress. During the college year about 25 
ministers will from time to time, as guest preacher, conduct vesper 
services, and the regular annual evangelistic meeting will be held 
this fall, as usual. 

Flora Macdonald 

Great Progress has been made during the summer activities. 
A new library, 75 by 46 feet, is splendidly lighted by 14 double 
windows. Containing 14,000 volumes, the new library will seat over 
100 students. The Woman's Auxiliaries of Fayetteville, Orange 
and Wilmington Presbyteries have contributed a considerable 
amount of the funds making this possible. Room for this new 
library has been released by the erection of the new gymnasium, 
which has hardwood floors, and will be furnished with lockers and 
shower baths. The building was erected with the help of Dr. Var- 
dell, alumnae and other friends. Every room in the college was 
taken by Aug. 10, and many had to be turned away. A new dormi- 
tory could be quickly filled. The summer school was attended by 
120 students, and the Young People's Conferences of Fayetteville 
Presbytery were held at the college with 325 in attendance. The 
college opened with a capacity attendance of 290 boarding students, 
and 25 day students, making a total of 315. 

Presbyterian, Junior College 

Mr. J. O. Mann, Jr., head of the business department, was 
elected Business Manager, assuming charge August 1st. Miss Fern 
Andrews becomes Assistant Instructor in the Business Depart- 
ment ; and Prof. Rockwell Boyle, head of the English department, 
becomes registrar, Sept. 1st. Rev. Robert Smith, returned mission- 
ary from Brazil, is the new head of the Language department. His 
thorough knowledge of French, his work in France during the war, 
and his long residence in Brazil admirably fit him for this depart- 
ment. The college opened Sept. 14th, with a most encouraging 
enrollment, and the high school department is attracting many 
students. 



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Peace, Junior College 

The physical plant has been made more useful and attractive 
during the summer. Three new faculty members have been added. 
The Home Economics department has taken on three new projects. 
First, to prepare for continuing through the course given in the 
four-year colleges. Second, for elective work in cooking, sewing, etc. 
Third, for students wishing to acquire fundamental information 
for use in every day living. The commercial curriculum has been 
enlarged and the addition of another teacher, makes the course 
more progressive. Students in typewriting and shorthand will be 
allowed to make such individual progress as may be possible to 
each. The music curriculum will be so arranged as to enable all 
college students to take some part in the musical program of the 
school. The extension Bible Study has become very popular and 
last year between 250 and 300 were enrolled and attended regularly. 
At times during the year the course in Bible was open to many 
visitors. At Peace the Granville and Wilmington Presbyteries' 
Young People's Conferences were held in June, and the Albemarle 
Presbytery Y. P. Conference was held in July. About 300 Young 
People attended these conferences. In September Peace most 
hospitably and delightfully entertained the Synod of North Carolina. 

Glade Valley 

It has been a busy summer at Glade Valley. The farm boys 
were at work raising vegetables and farm crops for school use. The 
girls' building has been recovered with a fire-proof roof. The boys' 
and administration buildings have been remodeled. Additions have 
been made to the Library, which now contains 2,600 volumes. The 
Young People's Conference of Winston-Salem Presbytery was held 
at Glade Valley, with 86 students in attendance. They are needing 
money for teachers' salaries and scholarships. Here is a sample 
of the many calls for help : "I want to go to a high school where 
they teach the Bible. I am a poor boy and would like to work my 
way." 

Union Theological Seminary 

The Seminary rejoices in a gift of $25,000 from Mrs. F. S. 
Royster, who was born and reared in Milton, which is grouped with 
the Church in which we are now holding our sessions. This gift 
establishes the Mary Stamps Royster Library Fund. Mrs. Royster 
has for several years made large gifts for the current support of 
the library. Rev. James E. Bear, who becomes an Associate Pro- 
fessor, has had a long and thorough course of preparatory study in 
various prominent institutions of learning, and Dr. Lacy reports 



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that he brings to his task fine equipment of mind and heart for 
his work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JONAS BARCLAY, Chairman. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made report which 
was received and the following recommendations were 
adopted : 

1. That all our church organizations use the Foreign Mission 
Season, January 1-February 6, for studying world missions, using 
the books recommended by the Foreign Mission Committee, and 
that the special Foreign Mission Week of Prayer and Self-Denial, 
January 30 to February 6, be observed in every church and organi- 
zation with supplemental Foreign Mission offerings. 

2. That, in view of the great need for new missionaries, the 
ministers of this Presbytery keep before their young people the 
challenge of the mission field. 

3. That the Presbytery send delegates to the Missionary Con- 
vention for the Young People of the Church to be held in Atlanta 
during the Christmas holidays. 

4. That Presbytery pause for a period of prayer for our mis- 
sionaries in China and the cause of Christ in that land. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Religious Education as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery a completion of the check 
up on our Elon Conference shows a cost of $771.79, with receipts 
of $747.80 from registrations, a profit of $18.12 on the store, making 
a total of $765.92, leaving a deficit of $5.87 which together with some 
of the postage, etc., for promotion was paid from the surplus of 
former years. 

This would indicate that next year we shall probably have to 
increase our registration fee as we continue to enlarge our staff of 
Counsellors and faculty which our experience this year has shown 
is a decided step forward. 

The Chairman of the Committee attended the Conference for 
Chairmen of Religious Education Committees and Directors of Con- 
ferences at Montreat July 23-30, serving on the sub-committee on 
Presbytery's Conferences. 

We would report several new Daily Vacation Bible Schools 
this year, 28 churches held 27 schools, of these 24 were Presby- 
terian, with a total enrollment of 2,087 plus (we have not received 



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the total roll) a total of 203 weeks — we were greatly helped by Miss 
Judith Coit who came to us from the Richmond office. 

We note with gratitude the splendid advance in Religious Edu- 
cation all along the line in our Synod, and are especially glad to 
report the coming of Miss Mary Louise Woodson to work among 
the local Young People's Organization of the Synod. We urge all 
our churches to avail themselves of her services. 

We Recommend: 

1. That all our churches see that the Synod's Committee 
on Religious Education receives its full 1% of the benevolent 
offerings, and that a special offering be taken for this cause in all 
our churches on the last Sunday in April. 

2. That we continue to stress leadership training during the 
year, trying to have some leadership training in every church. 

3. That we send as many of our splendid young people as 
possible to Presbyterian Youth Convention on World Missions in 
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 28-31, 1937. 

N. N. FLEMING, Chairman. 

Rev. W. M. Baker made verbal report on our Orphans' 
Home which was received as information. 

Dr. H. G. Bedinger invited Presbytery to hold our 
Spring Meeting in April at Flora Macdonald College, Pres- 
bytery accepted the invitation. 

The Committee on the Revision of the Manual and 
Standing Rules made additional report which was taken up 
seriatim, each item was adopted and the report as a whole 
was then adopted and the committee commended for its 
diligence. 

The report appears in the appendix of the minutes. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made verbal report which 
was received as information. 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

That the call from the East Burlington Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. L. T. Edgerton at a salary of $500 per annum be 
found in order. (Mr. Edgerton to continue pastor of Bethel and 
Springwood). 

That calls from Shiloh for the pastoral services of Rev. J. E. 



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Adkins at a salary of $600 per annum, and from Piedmont for Rev. 
J. E. Adkins at a salary of $400 be found in order. 

The call from East Burlington having been tendered Mr. Edger- 
ton he signified his intention to accept the same. 

The calls from Shiloh and Piedmont were placed in Mr. Ad- 
kins' hands and he signified his intention to accept the same. 

The Committee on Installations made the following 
report which was adopted: 

That the following commission be appointed to install Rev. 
L. T. Edgerton at East Burlington on Oct. 3rd at 7:30 P. M. 

Revs. J. R. McGregor to preach the sermon, W. M. Baker to 
charge the pastor, with W. E. Harrop as alternate. 

Elders John Sharpe to charge the congregation with J. Harvey 
White as alternate. 

That the following commissions be appointed to install Rev. 
J. E. Adkins, October 17, 1937. 

First. At Shiloh at 11 A. M. Rev. E. E. Gillespie to preach the 
sermon, Rev. J. K. Roberts to charge the pastor with Rev. J. S. 
Jones as alternate. Elder Paul Morrow to charge the congregation 
with Elder H. C. Foster as alternate. 

Second. At Piedmont at 7:30 P. M. — Revs. N. N. Fleming 
to preach the sermon, J. M. Millard to charge the pastor with J. S. 
Jones as alternate. 

Elders J. Harvey White to charge the congregation with Baldy 
Ross alternate. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted : 

That Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D., be appointed to fill the va- 
cancy on the Examining Committee on Theology created by the re- 
moval of Rev. Joseph Rennie, D.D. 

That Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., take the place on the Examin- 
ing Committee on English Bible created by the removal of Rev. 
R. S. Wilson. 

P. H. GWYNN, JR. 

The Committee on Leave of Absence made the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

That Revs. C. E. Hodgin and D. H. Stewart be excused from 
this meeting of Presbytery and Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., and Elder 
Sam Lawson be excused from the afternoon session. 

Presbytery voted to abolish the Standing Committee 
on Leave of Absence. 



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The place of the winter meeting of Presbytery was left 
in the hands of the Moderator and Stated Clerk. 
Presbytery took recess until 7:30 P. M. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened and the meeting was opened 
with a hymn and prayer, with Rev. W. H. Allison presiding. 

Mr. E. B. Eldridge was heard in the interest of Glade 
Valley High School. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Resolution of Thanks by a rising vote. The report follows : 
RESOLVED : That Orange Presbytery express by a rising 
vote its deep appreciation of the opportunity of holding the fall 
session in this historic church, and we commend the members for 
the steps taken to beautify the buildings and grounds. 

We truly are grateful for the kind and bountiful way in which 
the good ladies have provided dinner and supper. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. HARROP. 
J. M. MILLARD. 
J. T. ELLIS. 

Rev. A. P. Dickson presided in a Popular Meeting on 
Presbytery's Home Missions, making a brief report after 
which the following men in Home Mission Work spoke : 
Revs. J. E. Adkins, J. S. Cook, and Jonas Barclay spoke 
of their work. 

Others spoke of the problems and possibilities of the 
work and in praise of our faithful workers. 

The report of the Committee was then adopted as 
follows : 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Total receipts April 1-Sept. 9, 1937 $1,828.71 

Total disbursements 1,823.94 

Balance on hand $ 4.77 

All the workers have been paid in full up to August 1st. On 
Sept. 1st funds in hand were sufficient to pay only 75% of August 
salaries. 



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We hope to receive enough this month to pay the September 
salaries in full and to pay the balance due on August salaries. 

There was a good response to the appeal for special offerings 
on the second Sunday in June in Churches, Auxiliaries and Sunday 
Schools. 

We paid the workers for the month of May only 30% of their 
salaries, but the offerings in June were sufficient to pay the full 
salaries for that month and the balance on the May salaries. 

The committee is very grateful to the Churches, Sunday Schools, 
and Auxiliaries for this special offering in June. Had it not been 
for these special offerings we would not have been able to pay 
our workers more than about 50% of their salaries since April 1st. 

Rev. J. E. Adkins began his work with Shiloh and Piedmont 
Churches September 1st. All of our Home Mission Fields are now 
supplied. 

We have not yet received reports from the evangelistic meetings 
of the summer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. P. DICKSON, Chairman. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned to meet on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 1938, at place left 
to the Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

W. T. THOMPSON, Moderator. 

C. N. MORRISON, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 



For Directory see Index. 



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Winter Adjourned Meeting 

Graham, N. C, January 11, 1938. 
The Presbyter}^ of Orange met in its First Regular 
Adjourned Mid-Winter Meeting, on the above date, at 10 
A. M., in the Presbyterian Church of Graham, and was 
called to order by Rev. C. G. Smith, the last Moderator 
present. 

Rev. M. S. Huske conducted the devotional service, 
after which Presbytery was constituted with prayer. 

Rev. W. M. Baker was asked to serve as Temporary 
Clerk. 

The roll was called and the following noted present : 

Ministers: J. E. Adkins, W. M. Baker, Jonas Barclay, J. T. 
Barham, N. R.Claytor, J. S. Cook, A. P. Dickson, L. T. Edgerton, 
N. N. Fleming, A. V. Gibson, W. E. Harrop, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., 
M. S. Huske, J. S. Jones, J. W. Mann, J. M. Millard, Chas. F. 
Myers, D.D., J. K. Roberts, D. H. Stewart, K. L. Whittington, R. M. 
Williams, O. C. Williamson, D.D.— 22. 

Ruling Elders: W. F. Shepherd, Piedmont; H. C. Foster, Shiloh ; 
J. T. Kilby, Milton ; E. C. Turner, Hawfields ; R. E. Carrington, 
Sanford; H. W. Scott, Graham; J. P. Pace, Cross Roads; J. R. 
Andrew, Alamance ; Henry N. Myers, Greensboro First ; J. T. Ellis, 
Bessemer; C. F. Southerland, Church of Covenant; Dr. W. A. 
Hayes, High Point ; James Cowan, Burlington First ; J. R. Whitley, 
Burlington Second ; C. A. Wilson, Stony Creek. — 15. 

The Moderator read the list of the following com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies : O. C. Williamson, R. Murphy Williams, 
James Cowan and H. W. Scott. 

Installations : Jonas Barclay, Dr. W. A. Hayes and W. F. 
Shepherd. 

Thanks : J. M. Millard and J. T Ellis. 

Rev. M. S. Huske reported on the Wentworth Church 
that services had been discontinued for the winter. Dr. 
C. F. Myers offered to donate a stove in order that serv- 
ices might be carried on. 

Dr. C. E. Hodgin reported no visit to Saxapahaw and 
asked for more time to study that situation. 



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Rev. A. V. Gibson reported on questions sent down 
from the Assembly as follows : 

The committee, appointed by Presbytery to study the ques- 
tions sent down from the General Assembly of 1937, on the Minister 
and His Work, and the Proposed Revisions of the Confession of 
Faith and Catechisms, met in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Greensboro Friday, Jan. 7th, at 10 A. M. Present: Revs. J. R. Mc- 
Gregor, Chairman, O. C. Williamson, and A. V. Gibson. 

We make the following report to Presbytery : 

Concerning Presbytery's Commission on the Minister and His 
Work: 

We recommend for approval by the Presbytery the addition of 
paragraph 76a to the Book of Church Order, (this proposed para- 
graph is found on pages 125-126 of the 1937 Assembly Minutes) with 
these exceptions: Article 5, page 126 be changed to read: "This 
Commission shall ordinarily consist of three ministers and three 
ruling elders," the rest of this article to remain the same. 

We recommend the addition of an eighth article to read as 
follows : "Presbytery shall make adequate provision for the expenses 
of the Commission in the discharge of its duties." 

That Section V page 128 be approved. 

Presbytery adopted this section of the committee's 
report. 

Revs. E. E. Gillespie, W. T. Thompson, W. H. Allison, 
and J. R. McGregor were excused from this meeting of 
Presbytery. 

The hour for the address on the Church in China by Dr. 
F. W. Price having been set for 11 A. M. and Dr. Price 
failing to arrive, Rev. M. S. Huske by request of the Chair- 
man of the Committee on Foreign Missions, Rev. W. H. 
Allison, conducted a service on Foreign Missions and pre- 
sented the following recommendations which were 
adopted : 

The Committee on Foreign Missions reports that the Emergency 
Situation in China has necessitated the evacuation of most of our 
missionaries at the great cost of approximately $100,000. That our 
regular self-denial offerings usually amount to $125,000, which is 
needed for regular work. In view of this situation, we therefore 
recommend : 

1. That Presbytery, Churches and individuals engage in prayer 
for this grave situation. 



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2. That each church be asked to double last year's gifts during 
the self-denial-period. 

3. That our preachers be urged to preach several times on this 
subject during January. 

4. That a Special Committee in each church be appointed, as 
suggested by the Executive Committee, to promote and carry out 
a campaign for this emergency situation. 

5. That this Special Committee in each church give special 
attention to getting the men of our church to read "Glorious Liv- 
ing," and to have a part in this self-denial campaign. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. ALLISON. 
K. L. WHITTINGTON. 
M. S. HUSKE. 
Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M. and was opened 
with prayer. 

Rev. J. F. Brown presented a letter of dismission from 
Macon Presbytery and was received pending his examin- 
ation. 

Mr. Brown was examined on Theology, Church Gov- 
ernment and Sacraments, all of which were sustained 
severally and as a whole and Rev. J. F. Brown was ordered 
enrolled after he had signed the obligation. 

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Calls 
and Supplies, Calls from the Stony Creek and Burlington 
Second Churches, each for the pastoral services of Rev. 
J. F. Brown at the salary of $900 per year from each 
church, were found in order placed in Mr. Brown's hands 
and he signified his intention to accept them. 

The Stewardship Committee made the following report 
which was adopted : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

We would call to the attention of the Presbytery a comparison 
between the contributions made by .the churches for the past two 
years. In our benevolent contributions there was a decrease of 
$6,689 last year over the preceding, while for current expenses 



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there was an increase of $8,102, and for pastor's salaries there was 
an increase of $2,276, while there was a decrease in building ex- 
pense of $45,566 over the preceding. In other words the churches 
of Orange Presbytery gave to the work of the Kingdom at home 
and abroad $41,877 less last year than the year preceding. 
We would make the following recommendations : 

1. That the Presbytery direct the churches to give more ear- 
nest attention to their benevolent responsibility. 

2. That Presbytery accept Synod's apportionment of $65,000 
for benevolent causes. 

3. That this sum be distributed among the causes on the fol- 
lowing percentage basis : 

Foreign Missions 30.6% 

Assembly's Home Missions 12.5% 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 7.6% 

Religious Education 2.6% 

Assembly's Training School .9% 

Bible Cause .6% 

Synod's Home Missions 8.7% 

Orphans' Home 7.5% 

Educational Institutions 8.5% 

Union Theological Seminary 1.3% 

Religious Education in Synod 1.0% 

Religious Work in State Ed. Inst. 2.0% 

Presbytery's Home Missions 16.2% 

4. That this sum of $65,000 be and hereby is apportioned to the 
churches as follows : 

Benev. Presb. 

Church: Appor. Tax 

Alamance $ 2,098 $ 63 

Asheboro 714 21 

Bessemer 427 13 

Bethany 467 14 

Bethel 364 11 

Bethesda 438 13 

Bethlehem 156 5 

Broadway 148 4 

Buffalo (G) 1,970 59 

Buffalo (L) 381 11 

Burlington First 6,836 205 

Burlington Second 605 18 

Church of Covenant 4,188 125 

Cross Roads 494 14 



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Cumnock 54 1 

East Burlington 135 4 

Efland 62 2 

El Bethel 124 3 

Eno 231 7 

Euphronia 45 1 

Fairfield 108 3 

Farmville 58 1 

Gilead 25 1 

Glenwood 510 15 

Goldston 40 1 

Graham 3,148 94 

Greensboro First 20,700 621 

Greenwood 141 4 

Griers 63 2 

Gulf 124 3 

Hawfields 739 22 

Haywood 59 2 

High Point 3,855 115 

Hillsboro 424 12 

Jonesboro 332 10 

Little River 280 8 

Leaksville 348 10 

Madison 575 17 

Mebane 1,954 58 

Milton 187 5 

Mt. Vernon Springs 203 6 

New Hope 183 5 

North Eno 3 1 

Piedmont 103 3 

Pittsboro 176 5 

Pleasant Grove 76 2 

-Pocket 122 3 

Red House 171 5 

Reidsville 2,160 65 

River View 196 6 

Salem 41 1 

"Sanford 2,240 67 

Saxapahaw 13 1 

Shiloh 198 6 

Smyrna 45 1 

Speedwell 103 3 

Spray 630 19 

Springwood 211 6 



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Stony Creek 

Westminster 

White Hill . 

Yanceyville 

Wentworth 

Community 



Chapel Hill - 
St. Andrews 
Stoneville 



1,323 



1,214 



281 
61 
281 



217 
323 
4 
19 



36 
8 
2 
8 

39 
6 
9 
1 
1 



$64,204 



$1,913 



5. That the Presbyterial Tax be assessed against the churches 
as indicated above. Same being 3% of the benevolent apportion- 
ment. 

6. That March 13, 1938, be designated as Every Member Can- 
vass Day, and that every church be directed to take a canvass, 
regarding as a minimum for benevolences the amount of the appor- 
tionment above designated. 

7. That March 20, 1938, be designated as Presbyterian Loyalty 
Day, and that members be urged to pay their pledges in full by 
this date, that they may be in the hands of the executive agencies 
before the close of the books for the year. 

8. That the Pastors and Sessions be urged to lay upon the 
heart of the people the importance of proportionate giving. That 
they further lay upon the Board of Deacons in the various churches 
the responsibility of seeing that each member of every family has 
the privilege of making an individual pledge, that it may be an 
every member canvass. 

9. That the Presbytery recommend to the churches a generous 
use of the literature provided for the canvass, samples of which 
have been placed in the hands of each Pastor. 

The Committee on questions from the Assembly con- 
tinued its report and after amending the report Presby- 
tery adopted it as follows : 

Regarding the Proposed Changes in the Confession of Faith 
and Catechisms : 



Presbytery approves the proposed revision of Chapter 1, Par. 
8; the omission of Chapter III pars. 3 and 4; the proposed revision 
of Chapters III Par. 5 and 7, Chapter V Par. 6, Chapter VI, 
pars. 2 and 4. 



Confession of Faith 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 171 



Presbytery suggests the following change in Chapter X Par. 3 : 
"Infants dying in infancy, and all elect persons who are etc." 

Presbytery approves the proposed revision of the following: 
Chap. X Par. 4; Chap. XIV Par. 2; Chap. XXI Par. 4; Chap. XXII, 
Par. 7; Chap. XXIII Par. 2; Chap. XXIV Par. 3; Chap. XXV Pars. 
2, 5 and 6; Chap. XXVIII Par. 7 (i.e. Omitted) ; Chap. XXIX Par. 2. 

Presbytery approves Chapter XXIX Par. 8, except we recom- 
mend that the paragraph shall begin thus : "Although unbelieving 
and unrepentant men receive the outward elements, etc." 

Larger Catechism 

Presbytery approves the proposed answer to questions 13 and 
25, and we approve question 63. 

Presbytery dissents from the recommendation that no Chap- 
ter on The Person and Work of The Holy Spirit be added to the 
Confession and recommends that such a chapter be added. 

Presbytery dissents from the recommendation that there be no 
chapter on the Love of God added to the Confession, and Presby- 
tery recommends that the word love be added to the answer of 
question 4 of the Shorter Catechism, and that a chapter on Love 
be added to the Confession. 

Presbytery approves the recommendation that no chapter on 
Missions and Social Service be added to the Standards. 

Shorter Catechism 

Presbytery approves the recommendation concerning question 
88, but suggests that the added word, "church" be placed last in- 
stead of first in the list of ordinances. 

Presbytery approves the addition of question 89. 

Presbytery approves question 90 after it is amended to read 
after the words, "all nations," as follows, "and to seek by the use 
of all the means of grace to lead all men to know and accept Jesus 
Christ as Saviour and Lord and to nurture and train, etc." 

Presbytery approves the recommendation as to the short state- 
ment. 

Revs. A. P. Dickson and C. E. Hodgin made verbal 
reports and appeals for support of Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions, these reports were received as information. 

Rev. O. C. Williamson made report for the Committee 
on the Ministers' Annuity Fund, showing the amounts 
apportioned to the churches and what each had paid or sub- 



172 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



scribed, and then presented the following- summary which 
was adopted : 

The report shows that so far as Dr. Sweet's office report 
shows, and from the information of our Presbytery's Chairman: 
Forty churches have made no canvass. The chairman would sug- 
gest that these churches be asked, as their names are read again, 
if they plan to give their members an opportunity to subscribe. All 
of the 24 which have made efforts are to be commended. We would 
particularly commend those churches that have been able to secure 
pledges for their full quotas : 

Bethany, Bethesda, Burlington First, Chapel Hill, Griers, Haw- 
fields, Pleasant Grove, Yanceyville, and the First Church Greens- 
boro which plans to place their quota in their budget and was thus 
accepted by action of the officers, the First Church Sanford, which 
also by action of its officers accepted its quota and has paid one 
third of it. 

Your committee is still of the conviction that Presbyterians will 
respond to this worthy appeal when given an opportunity. And 
also that the minister must take the lead in this. Unless he ear- 
nestly presents it, there is little hope that the church will do a 
creditable thing towards it. 

We would prayerfully urge every minister and officer of those 
churches which have not made an effort, to give their people the 
opportunity to subscribe before this church year ends. 

Presbytery admitted to record the following- reports of 
installations : 

Report of Commission to install Rev. J. Earl Adkins 
at Shiloh Church : 

The commission met and installed Rev. J. Earl Adkins at Shiloh 
Oct. 17th at 11 A. M. All members of the commission were present. 
Rev. E. E, Gillespie presided, preached the sermon, and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev. J. K. Roberts, Jr., charged the 
pastor and Mr. Paul Morrow delivered the charge to the congre- 
gation. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, Chairman. 

Report of the Commission to install Rev. J. E. Adkins 
pastor of Piedmont Presbyterian Church : 

The commission, appointed to install Rev. J. E. Adkins pastor 
of the Piedmont Church, met at the Church on Sunday, Oct. 17th, 
1937, at 7:30 P. M., with the following members present: Revs. J. 
M. Millard, N. N. Fleming, and Elder J. Harvey White, and was 
constituted with prayer. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 173 



Rev. J. M. Millard was elected Moderator and Rev. N. N. Flem- 
ing clerk. 

The commission then proceeded into the church auditorium, 
where Rev. J. E. Adkins was installed according to the Book of 
Church Order. 

Rev. J. M. Millard presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions, and charged the pastor, Rev. N. N. Fleming preached the 
sermon, and Elder J. Harvey White charged the congregation, all 
in the regular order. 

The minutes were approved and the commission adjourned with 
prayer. 

J. M. MILLARD. 

J. HARVEY WHITE. 

N. N. FLEMING. 

Report of the Commission to install Rev. L. T. Edger- 
ton pastor of the East Burlington Presbyterian Church: 

The commission, appointed by Orange Presbytery to install 
Rev. L. T. Edgerton, pastor of the East Burlington Presbyterian 
Church Oct. 3, 1937, met in the East Burlington Church at 7:30 
P. M., Oct. 3rd, and was constituted with prayer by Rev. W. M. 
Baker. 

There were present Rev. W. E. Harrop, Ruling Elder Harvey 
White of the Graham Church, and Rev. W. M. Baker of Mebane. 

The parts were assigned as follows : Rev. W. E. Harrop to 
preach the sermon, Rev. W. M. Baker to preside, propound the con- 
stitutional questions and charge the pastor. Mr. Harvey White to 
charge the people. 

The commission installed Rev. L. T. Edgerton pastor of the 
East Burlington Presbyterian Church according to the require- 
ments of the Book of Church Order (Paragraphs 136, 137, 138, and 
140). 

The minutes were read by the commission and approved. 
The meeting of the commission was closed with prayer by 
Mr. Harvey White. 

W. M. BAKER. 

J. HARVEY WHITE. 

W. E. HARROP. 

Rev. R. M. Williams brought greetings from Rev. S. M. 
Rankin and was asked to carry back a message of love 
and good wishes. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 



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mittee on Installations relative to installing Rev. J. F. 
Brown pastor of Burlington Second and Stony Creek 
Churches : 

The following commission to install Mr. Brown at Burlington 
Second Church on Jan. 23, 1938 at 11 A. M. 

Rev. J. S. Jones to preside and preach. Rev. J. R. McGregor 
to charge the pastor. Elder Paul Morrow to charge the congre- 
gation. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming alternate to any minister, and Elder Harvey 
White alternate to the Elder. 

At Stony Creek on Jan. 23, 1938 at 7 :30 P. M. 

Rev. J. R. McGregor to preside and preach, Rev. J. S. Jones 
to charge the pastor and Elder Paul Morrow to charge the congre- 
gation. Alternate to any minister, Rev. N. N. Fleming, alternate to 
Mr. Morrow Elder J. Harvey White. 

The following recommendation from the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Greensboro was adopted : 

Orange Presbytery overtures the General Assembly of 1938 as 
follows : 

Believing the encouragement of organizing and conducting 
more Leadership Training Classes in the various churches is of the 
greatest importance, we overture the General Assembly to instruct 
the Committee of Religious Education and Publication at Richmond 
to establish an adequate circulating library of leadership training 
textbooks. Such books to be available to all church schools at 
nominal rentals. 

And that the committee ask all churches now owning any un- 
used textbooks to contribute them to the circulating library. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Resolutions of Thanks : 

RESOLVED : That the Presbytery of Orange hereby extend 
its heartfelt thanks to the Church of Graham for her kind hospi- 
tality and especially to the good women of the church for their 
gracious and bountiful supply of good things to eat which were so 
greatly enjoyed by Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. MILLARD. 
J. T. ELLIS. 

Rev. William Finlator of the Baptist Church of Pitts- 
boro was introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as 
a visiting brother. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 175 



The minutes were read, corrected and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned by singing "Blessed Be The Tie 
That Binds" and prayer by Rev. C. E. Hodgin to meet 
at Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs, N. C, on Mon- 
day, April 11th, at 11 A. M. 

C. G. SMITH, Moderator. 
W. M. BAKER, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest : N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 

NOTE: For directory see Index. 



176 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Called Meeting 

Greensboro, N. C, February 8, 1938. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Presby- 
tery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C, at 2 P. M., and was opened 
with prayer by Rev. O. C. Williamson. In the absence 
of the Moderator Rev. C. E. Hodgin presided. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers: J. S. Cook, L. T. Edgerton, N. R. Claytor, K. L. 
Whittington, A. P. Dickson, O. C. Williamson, E. E. Gillespie, R. F. 
Whitley, J. K. Roberts, M. S. Huske, C. E. Hodgin, N. N. Fleming, 
W. E. Harrop, W. M. Baker, D. J. Blackwell, J. S. Jones, J. T. Bar- 
ham, W. P. Jones, and R. M. Williams. 

Elders: Sam Cox, Riverview ; J. W. Simpson, Greensboro First; 
H. W. Scott, Graham ; C. P. Robertson, Stoneville ; S. H. Strong, 
Spray; and J. T. Ellis, Bessemer. 

The call was read and found in order, and the items 
taken up in the order in which they appear on the call. 

1. To act upon the resignation of Rev. W. H. Allison 
of the pastorate of the Spray Church. 

Mr. Allison tendered his resignation, stating that the 
church concurred with him, and asked that the pastoral 
relationship be dissolved. 

Elder S. H. Strong of the Spray Church presented 
resolutions from the Church concurring reluctantly with 
Mr. Allison in his request, and expressing the appreciation 
of the Church for his services, and requested that the reso- 
lutions appear in Presbytery's minutes. 

Several of the members of Presbytery spoke in appre- 
ciation of Mr. Allison's work in his own Church, through- 
out the section where he had laboured, in the Presbytery, 
and especially with the Young People's Summer Con- 
ference of our Presbytery. 

Upon motion Presbytery dissolved the pastoral rela- 
tionship, and granted Rev. W. H. Allison a letter of dis- 
mission to the Presbytery of Savannah. 

Mr. Allison spoke in appreciation of the fellowship of 
the Presbytery, and the Stated Clerk was instructed to 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 177 



write Savannah Presbytery, through its Stated Clerk, ex- 
pressing our appreciation of the fine work which Mr. 
Allison had done in our midst. 

The following is the letter of Resolutions from the 
Spray Church : 

Spray, N. C, Feb. 7, 1938. 

It is with deep regret that the congregation of the Spray Pres- 
byterian Church voted to concur with its Pastor, Rev. W. H. Allison, 
in asking Orange Presbytery to dissolve the relationship exisiting 
between him and this people. 

We wish to express to him our appreciation for the splendid 
work he has done in this church and community, and to thank God 
for his life as it has "been lived in our midst, for his devotion to 
his work, and loyalty to Christ in the great work to which he has 
been called. We are thankful for the spirit of humility and gentle- 
ness shown by him as he went in and out among his people, in the 
spirit of his Master. He has laid the foundation for a great work 
in the Master's name. 

As he takes up his work in a new field the humble prayers of 
this people follow him. May God richly bless him and all of his 
work in the Master's name 

S. H. STRONG. 
W. T. HARDING. 
C. O. ARCHIBALD. 

Committee. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop, Chairman of the Committee on 
Stewardship, spoke presenting the literature available for 
preparation for the Every Member Canvass on March 13th, 
and urged the churches to observe the apportionments. 

Mr. Harrop then presented Dr. E. E. Gillespie who 
spoke on the Canvass, appealing for the Every Member 
Canvass, and especially for the Foreign Mission Emergency 
Fund, and the Ministers' Annuity Fund. Others spoke on 
the Every Member Canvass. 

Rev. K. L. Whittington was made Chairman of the 
Committee on Foreign Missions to succeed Rev. W. H. Al- 
lison until the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

The Stated Clerk was appointed to represent the Pres- 
bytery on the Committee on Program for the Joint Meet- 



178 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



ing of Orange, Fayetteville, and Wilmington Presbyteries 
at Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs, N. C. 

The Minutes were approved and Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer to meet in Flora Macdonald College, Red 
Springs, N. C. (Date later fixed at Monday, April 11, 1938, 
at 11 A. M.) 

C. E. HODGIN, Moderator, Pro Tern. 
N. N. FLEMING, Clerk. 
Attest : N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 



NOTE: For Directory see Index. 



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179 



Regular Spring Meeting 

Red Springs, N. C, April 11, 1938. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 337th Stated Ses- 
sion on the above date at 11 :00 A. M. in joint session with 
Wilmington and Fayetteville Presbyteries at Flora Mac- 
donald College. 

At this joint service Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D., o£ 
Orange Presbytery preached the opening sermon from 
the text Psalm 144:12. 

Orange Presbytery then met in separate session and 
was constituted with prayer, Rev. N. N. Fleming, the last 
moderator present, presiding. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers: J. Earl Adkins, W. M. Baker, Jonas Barclay, D. J. 
Blackwell, J. F. Brown, E. H. Clarke, N. R. Claytor, J. S. Cook, 
A. P. Dickson, L. T. Edgerton, N. N. Fleming, A. V. Gibson, E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D., W. E. Harrop, F. M. Hawley, C. E. Hodgin, D.D, 
M. S. Huske, W. P. Jones, J. W. Mann, J. R. McGregor, Th.D, 
J. M. Millard, C. N. Morrison, Chas. F. Myers, D.D., W. A. Pate, 
J. R. Potts, J. K. Roberts, C. G. Smith, D.D., Donald H. Stewart, 
R. F. Whitley, K. L. Whittington, C. L. Wicker, R. Murphy Wil- 
liams, O. C. Williamson, D.D.* 

Ruling Elders: H. C. Foster, Shiloh, W. F. Shepherd, Piedmont; 
T. L. Smith, Leaksville ; R. Holman, El Bethel; George M. Powell, 
Burlington Second; R. L. Walker, Stony Creek; D. P. Clapp, Spring- 
wood; H. W. Pearson, Bethel; L. P. Wilson, East Burlington; J. S. 
Gibson, Hawfields; J. C. Walker, Graham; D. E. Purcell, Reidsville ; 
C. C. McLean, Westminster; S. W. Hughes, Eno ; J. A. Barnwell, 
Burlington First; W. L. Sharpe, Alamance; Brooks Wicker, Buffa- 
lo (L) ; J. M. Wilcox, Euphronia; D. T. Harrington, White Hill; 
Jno. W. Simpson, Greensboro First; R. A. Watson, Jonesboro; J. M. 
Burgess, Broadway; L. E. McNair, Salem; W. F. Henderson, Yan- 
ceyville; Robert Lee Neal, Bethesda; C. C. Smith, Griers ; W. P. 
Cook, Pleasant Grove; J. T. Ellis, Jr., Bessemer; C. F. Southerland, 
Church of Covenant ; G. W. Denny, High Point ; L. G. Morrow, 
Bethlehem; J. H. Tate, Cross Roads; Sydney Green, Hillsboro ; 
G. M. Kirkland, New Hope. 



* For Roll see table in back of Minutes. 



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Rev. N. R. Claytor was elected Moderator and Rev. 
J. W. Mann was elected Temporary Clerk. 

The minutes of intervening meetings were read. 

The Stated Clerk made report on orders which was 
adopted after being amended as follows : 

DOCKET OF 337th SESSION OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Flora Macdonald College, Red Springs, N. C. 
Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12, 1938 
Opening Session Monday, 11 A.M. 



1. Opening Session — Joint Session — Fayetteville, Orange and Wil- 
mington Presbyteries : Sermon by Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D. 

2. Separate Session — 12 M. Presbytery Constituted with Prayer. 

3. Roll Call — Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Reading of Communications. 

5. Appointment of Standing Committees : 

(1) Calls and Supplies — Chairman Home Missions, 1 Minister 
1 Elder. 

(2) Installations — 3 members. 

(3) Nominations — 5 members. 

(4) Auditing — 3 members. 

(5) Statistical — 3 members. 

(6) Sessional Records — Rev. W. P. Jones, Chairman, and nine 
others. 

(7) Minutes of Synod — 3 members. 

(8) Thanks — 3 members. 

6. Candidates to be received, Licensures, Ordinations, Ministers 
to be received. 

7. Calls or Dismissions. 

8. Unfinished Business — Wentworth Church — Huske, Saxapahaw 
— Hodgin. 

9. Installation of Rev. J. F. Brown, McGregor and Jones. 
10. Report of Executive Committees : 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Hodgin and Dickson. 

(2) Foreign Missions — Whittington. 

(3) Woman's Work— Whitley. 

(4) Religious Education — Fleming. 

(5) Stewardship : E. M. C. — Hodgin. 



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181 



(6) Bible — Sabbath and Family Religion — Williams. 

11. Report of Treasurer. 

12. Report of Permanent Committees : 

(1) Auditing — Neely. 

(2) Minutes of Presbytery — Claytor. 

(3) Historical — Fleming. 

13. Report of Trustees — Report of Financial Agent — Gillespie. 

14. Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

15. Election of Commissioners to the General Assembly. 

16. Reading and Approval of Minutes. 

17. Closing Prayer and Benediction. 

Suggested Orders: 

3:30 P.M. Monday — Reception of Candidates, etc. 

Presbytery's Home Missions. 
Treasurer's Report on Tax. 
11 :30 A.M. Tuesday — Foreign Missions — Bible. 
1 :45 P.M. Tuesday — Statistical — Woman's Work — Relig. Ed. 
Presbytery took recess until 2:15 P. M. 

FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

The three Presbyteries reconvened in joint session at 
2:15 P. M., and engaged in a season of prayer with Rev. 
N. R. Claytor, Moderator of Orange Presbytery, presiding. 

Addresses were heard from Rev. P. Cary Adams on our 
Educational Institutions, Rev. I. S. McElroy on the work 
of the American Bible Society, and Rev. C. H. Pritchard 
on Assembly's Home Missions. 

Orange Presbytery then convened with prayer in sep- 
arate session. 

The Clerk read the following communications : 

From Glenwood Church asking permission to increase its pas- 
tor's salary, which was referred to the Committee on Calls and 
Supplies. 

From Rev. W. T. Thompson asking to be excused from this 
meeting of Presbytery, the request was granted. 

From Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., tendering his resignation of 
the pastorate of the Hillsboro Church, which was deferred until 
the July meeting. 

From the Elim Presbyterian Chapel (col.) which was received 



182 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



as information and the Presbytery instructed the Moderator to bear 
to this group the greetings of Presbytery. 

From Davidson College, received as information. 

The Moderator announced the appointment of the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees : 

Calls and Supplies — A. P. Dickson, Jonas Barclay and Brooks 
Wicker. 

Installations — Roy Whitley, R. A. Watson, and L. G. Morrow. 

Auditing — Lacy Sharpe, Sam W. Hughes, and J. T. Ellis, Jr. 

Nominations — W. M. Baker, A. V. Gibson, D. T. Harrington, 
J. H. Tate, and C. C. Smith. 

Statistical — M. S. Huske, G. W. Denny, and J. A. Barnwell. 

Sessional Records — W. P. Jones, J. S. Cook, J. F. Brown, L. T. 
Edgerton, W. A. Pate, R. L. Neal, R. L. Walker, D. E. Purcell, 
L. E. McNair and W. F. Henderson. 

Minutes of Synod — F. M. Hawley, D. J. Blackwell and C. F. 
Southerland. 

Resolutions of Thanks— J. M. Millard, C. E. Hodgin, and D. P. 
Clapp. 

The Committee on Sessional Records was excused to 
work on Sessional Records. 

The Treasurer made report on Presbyterial Tax which 
was adopted as follows : 



Churches 


Due '37-38 


Churches 


Due '37-38 


Community 


$2.00 


Red House 


8.00 


Euphronia 


5.00 


Riverview 


7.00 


Farmville 


2.00 


Smyrna 


5.00 


Glenwood 


22.00 


Speedwell 


4.00 


Greenwood 


6.00 


Stoneville 


3.00 


Little River 


12.00 


Stony Creek 


10.00 


Piedmont 


7.00 


Westminster 


60.00 


Pocket 


7.00 


Wentworth 


1.00 



Rev. J. R. McGregor made report on Religious Educa- 
tion in the Synod which was received as information. 

Presbytery's Home Missions Committee made report 
through its chairman, Rev. A. P. Dickson, and pending the 
adoption of the report Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent 
of Home Missions, addressed the Presbytery. 

The report was then adopted as follows : 



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183 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESBYTERY'S 
HOME MISSIONS 

Your Committee on Home Missions would submit the following 
brief report : 

All of our Home Missions fields are supplied with regular 
pastors. 

We are assisting in the support of eleven men who are serving 
thirty churches. 

One new worker has been added to our force during the year, 
namely, Rev. J. Earl Adkins, who is doing a splendid work as pastor 
of Shiloh and Piedmont Churches. 

A summary of the work done by our eleven Home Mission pas- 
tors during the past year shows the following totals : Sermons 
preached 964, pastoral calls 6,122, professions of faith in Christ 162, 
added to the Presbyterian Church on Profession 126, Daily Vacation 
Church Schools 8. 

One of our churches has made progress towards self-support 
during the past year : the Glenwood Church reduces its application 
for aid the coming year by $150, and expects to become entirely 
self-supporting next year. 

We are glad to report tnat our workers have been paid their 
salaries more promptly the past year than for any year since 1929, 
and have been paid in full at the end of the year the amount prom- 
ised them. This has been brought about by the special offering 
for our cause last June, and by the increased contributions of some 
of our churches and auxiliaries during the year, and by the diligence 
of our superintendent in securing personal contributions for the 
work. Quite a number of our churches have contributed about 
three fourths of their apportionments to this cause, and the follow- 
ing six churches deserve special commendation for having con- 
tributed their full apportionment or more, viz: Alamance, Cumnock, 
Fairfield, Hillsboro, Mebane, and Pittsboro. We have received 
nearly nine hundred dollars in personal contributions during the 
year. 

Our receipts from all sources up to April 1, 1938, were $5,309.43, 
which was short of the amount needed to meet in full the expenses 
of the year by about $450. It looked as if we would have to report 
a deficit for the year. Then the Synod's Home Mission Committee 
kindly offered to pay dollar for dollar on this deficit, and we are 
glad to report that our Superintendent has raised since the first 
of April $225.14, and when we receive the supplementary check from 
the Synod's Committee we will be able to meet our obligations of 
the past year in full. 



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We submit the following recommendations : 

1. That the following budget be adopted for the coming year, 
subject to change by the committee as occasion may require: 



Pittsboro Group $ 350 

Glenwood _ 200 

Leaksville - El Bethel 150 

Shiloh-Piedmont 500 

Milton Group 420 

Speedwell-Greenwood Group 800 

Riverview 300 

Little River Group 100 

Yanceyville Group 1 300 

Bessemer 750 

Gulf Group 800 

Salary Supt. and Treas. 1,800 



Total $6,470 



2. That the month of June be appointed as the time for special 
offerings for Presbytery's Home Missions in all the Churches, Sun- 
day Schools, and Auxiliaries of the Presbytery. That the second 
Sunday of June be designated as the time for the offerings in 
Churches and Sunday Schools, and the Auxiliaries be asked to make 
special offerings at the time of their June meetings. 

3. That Churches and Auxiliaries be requested to give the full 
16.3% of their benevolent budgets to Presbytery's Home Missions, 
and to make remittance monthly so that the workers may be paid 
monthly. 

4. That all of our Home Mission Churches arrange, as far as 
possible, to hold Daily Vacation Church Schools and evangelistic 
services during the summer and fall. 

5. That Dr. C. E. Hodgin be re-elected Superintendent and 
Treasurer for another year on the same terms as last year. 

Respectfully submitted by the Committee, 

A. P. DICKSON, Chairman. 

The Commission to install Rev. J. F. Brown at Stony 
Creek made report which was admitted to the records of 
Presbytery as follows : 

Stony Creek Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C. 

January 23, 1938, 3 :30 P.M. 
Installation of Rev. J. F. Brown, Stony Creek Church. 
The Commission composed of Rev. J. R. McGregor, Rev. J. S. 



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Jones, and Elder Paul E. Morrow, met, opened with prayer by Rev. 
J. S. Jones. Elder Paul E. Morrow was elected Clerk. Rev. J. R. 
McGregor presided, preached the sermon and propounded the ques- 
tions. Rev. J. S. Jones charged the pastor and Elder Paul E. Mor- 
row charged the congregation. After the service of installation 
was completed the commission adjourned with prayer by Elder 
Morrow. The minutes were read and approved. 

J. R. McGregor, Chairman. 

P. E. MORROW, Clerk. 

The Committee on the Ministers' Annuity Fund made 
the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MINISTERS' 
ANNUITY FUND 

Some members of this committee have been vitally interested 
serving when and wherever there was any opportunity to help. We 
have done much more work than the report of money paid and 
pledges made would indicate. There have been group conferences, 
a Presbyterial Conference for men, and it has been presented to 
the Woman's Presbyterial, and to local churches by members of 
the committee. Literally hundreds of letters have been written. 

Many ministers have shown a real interest to lead their Church 
and Churches to accept a full share of this. Others have appar- 
ently not been interested enough to attempt anything in behalf of it. 
Many Churches have failed because of this. Other pastors and 
Churches have had situations which made it difficult for them to 
do what they really wanted to do. 

We are attaching to our report the gifts and pledges of all the 
Churches. 

The Committee of our General Assembly which has had the 
responsibility of raising this fund indicate that they will continue 
their efforts until it is finished. Just what the plans are to be for 
the immediate future of the plan they do not know until actuaries 
and those qualified to correctly advise can recommend to the Gen- 
eral Assembly for approval of plan and time for opening the Fund 
for active participation. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Chairman. 



The Committee at its request was discharged after be- 
ing commended. 



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THE MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND 

410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky. 
REPORT OF PLEDGES AND PAYMENTS 
Orange Presbytery 

The column "Amt. Paid 1937-38" records the amount received at the 
Louisville Office from April 1, 1937, to March 31, 1938. 

Bal. of 

Pledges Previously Amt. Paid 

CHURCH Unpaid Paid 1937-38 

Alamance $ $ 60.00 $ 1,006.50 

Bethany 120.00 51.50 3.00 

Bethesda 1.00 175.50 176.00 

Bethel 54.00 65.00 

Bethlehem 30.00 6.45 

Buffalo (G) 1,264.25 324.00 

Buffalo (L) 136.67 5.33 

Burlington First 1,873.69 1,116.07 539.79 

Chapel Hill 616.31 444.19 

Community 7.35 8.28 

Cross Roads 412.50 144.50 

Efland 55.00 38.00 

Eno 140.00 

Euphronia 17.48 

Glenwood 50.00 

Goldston 11.66 

Graham 377.84 1,431.75 194.66 

Greensboro, Church of the Cov. 150.00 1,315.50 67.00 

Greensboro, First 11,400.55 6,305.89 418.53 

Greensboro, Westminster 120.00 655.00 77.50 

Griers 2.00 

Gulf 12.50 13.50 

Hawfields 553.00 388.62 160.00 

High Point 939.84 938.67 290.66 

Hillsboro 30.00 107.60 14.25 

Jonesboro 2.00 12.50 

Leaksville 174.00 150.00 28.25 

Mebane 384.00 558.50 399.00 

Milton 28.09 88.00 29.81 

Mt. Vernon Springs 16.00 

New Hope 21.00 10.00 

Piedmont 119.74 12.76 

Pittsboro 299.00 70.00 6.00 

Pleasant Grove 16.20 

Pocket 10.50 1.50 



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Red House 17.00 70.00 71.00 

Reidsville 714.34 287.67 171.16 

Riverview 17.00 

St. Andrews 5.35 30.05 

Sanford 2,148.63 1,150.37 

Shiloh 153.00 35.00 2.00 

Speedwell 1.00 

Spray 369.68 33.66 47.32 

Stoneville 73.00 38.32 

White Hill 38.80 21.20 

Yanceyville 10.00 5.00 

Miscellaneous 140.00 50.00 



$20,096.30 $14,174.97 $ 6,224.38 
Rev. J. R. Potts made report of his activities outside 
the bounds of Presbytery. 

Communications from Revs. J. T. Barham and R. C. 
Gilmore, D.D., were read and they were excused from at- 
tendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

On motion a committee consisting of Revs. A. V. Gib- 
son, W. E. Harrop, and N. N. Fleming was appointed to 
write Dr. Gilmore expressing the best wishes of the 
Presbytery. 

Rev. J. R. Potts was granted permission to labour with- 
out the bounds of Presbytery until the next stated meeting 
of Presbytery. 

Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. O. C. Williamson 
and took recess until 7:30 P. M. 

FIRST DAY— EVENING SESSION 

The Presbyteries met in joint session with Rev. F. S. 
Johnston of Wilmington Presbytery presiding. 

Addresses were heard from Dr. Henry Louis Smith, 
Rev. C. H. Storey, D.D., Rev. L. A. Davis, and Rev. A. R. 
McQueen on Education in Christian Institutions and espe- 
cially in behalf of Flora Macdonald College. 

Orange Presbytery then met in separate session and 
adopted the following report on Sessional Records, pre- 
sented by Rev. L. T. Edgerton : 

That the following be approved without exceptions : 



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Bethany, Bethel, Buffalo (G), Community, Cross Roads, East 
Burlington, Efland, Euphronia, Gilead, Graham, Hawfields, High 
Point, Hillsboro, Madison, Mebane, Milton, Piedmont, Red House, 
Riverview, Salem, Sanford, Shiloh, Springwood, Stony Creek and 
Westminster. 

No Statistical Report and Minutes not approved — Alamance, 
Broadway, Church of Covenant, Reidsville and Yanceyville. 

Minutes not approved — Asheboro, Burlington First, El Bethel, 
Eno, Fairfield, Griers, Jonesboro, Little River, Mt. Vernon Springs, 
and Spray. 

Bethesda only two meetings, no Statistical Report and Minutes 
not approved. 

No Statistical Report — Burlington Second and Greensboro First. 

No Record of Sessional Records from Bessemer, Bethlehem, 
Buffalo (L), Cumnock, Farmville, Glenwood, Goldston, Greenwood, 
Gulf, Haywood, New Hope, North Eno, Pocket, Saxapahaw, Smyrna, 
St. Andrews, Stoneville and White Hill. 

Leaksville — Minutes not approved and meeting of Oct. 24 failed 
to open and close with prayer. 

Pleasant Grove — No financial report, Minutes not approved. 

Chapel Hill — Not all meetings opened and closed with prayer. 

At his request, Rev. J. R. Potts was granted letter of 
dismission to Wilmington Presbytery. 

The Committee on Woman's Work made report which 
was adopted and Rev. A. V. Gibson was appointed to bear 
greetings and appreciation to the Presbyterial meeting in 
Sanford, April 14th and 15th. The report is as follows : 

Number of Auxiliaries 54, Members 4,456 with 155 General 
Circles, 14 Home Circles, and 19 Business Woman's Circles; 1,601 
Daily Bible Readers; Gifts— Grand Total $28,143 of which $19,122 
was for benevolences, and the total being an increase over last year 
of $1,469— $6.00 per capita. 

Presbytery took recess until 9:00 A. M. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION 

The Presbyteries met in joint session at 9:00 A. M. 
with Hon. C. G. Rose of Fayetteville Presbytery presiding. 

Rev. Edgar Woods, of the China Mission, spoke on the 
situation in China, Revs. A. D. P. Gilmour, D.D., and W. M. 
Fairly, D.D., spoke on the Ministers' Annuity Fund, Rev. 
J. O. Mann spoke on Religious Education and Rev. C. G. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 189 



Vardell, D.D., on "The Pastor and His Young People." 

The Communion of the Lord's Supper was observed, 
the Presbyteries were led in this service by Revs. A. J. 
Howell, and W. M. Baker. 

Orange Presbytery convened in separate session and 
was opened with prayer. 

The Minutes of the previous day were read and ap- 
proved. 

The Committee on Minutes of Synod made the follow- 
ing- report which was adopted : 

Your Committee on Minutes of Synod finds nothing in said 
minutes calling for special action of Presbytery at this time. 

It is noted, as encouraging, that reports indicate progress in the 
work of the Churches and an increase in gifts throughout the bounds 
of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. M. HAWLEY. 
D. J. BLACKWELL. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions presented its re- 
port which was received as information and the recom- 
mendation of the Committee was adopted as follows : 

Realizing that the one great trouble with the world today is 
basically religious and moral, God is being ignored: also, realizing 
that great opportunities are before us in many of our mission fields, 
may we, in obedience to the Master's command, spend much time in 
prayer that the needed reinforcements be available for our mission 
fields this year. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON, Chairman. 

The following report of the Committee on Resolution 
of Thanks was adopted by a rising vote : 

On behalf of the Presbytery of Orange we wish to extend to the 
President, Faculty, Dietitian and the girls of Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege a sincere expression of our thanks for their excellent provision 
for our entertainment at this the 337th Stated Meeting of our Pres- 
bytery. We have greatly enjoyed your thoughtful hospitality and 
long will the pleasant memories of this beautiful, useful and 
Christian College remain in our hearts. — Committee on Thanks : 

J. M. MILLARD. 

D. P. CLAPP. 

C. E. HODGIN. 



190 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Presbytery adopted the following: 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS 

Report received from 65 of the 67 churches (lacking statistics 



supplied from past reports) — Clerk.* 

Elders 384 

Deacons 478 

Added on Confession . 436 

Added on Certificate 483 

Total added 919 



New Membership 12,035 

Baptism of Adults 281 

Baptism of Infants 100 

S. S. Enrollment 10,546 

Benevolent Contributions 

Foreign Missions $26,953 

Assembly's Home Missions 4,248 

Christian Ed. and Ministerial Relief 4,933 

Religious Education and Publication 1,144 

Assembly's Training School 303 

Bible Cause 211 

Synod's Home Missions 3,427 

Synod's and Presbytery's Religious Education 629 

Orphans' Homes 12,622 

Educational Institutions 3,100 

Presbytery's Home Missions 5,183 

Total $ 62,753 

Pastors' Salaries Direct $ 66,881 

Current Expenses 80,961 

Congregational Missions 3,393 

Building Expense 259,379 

Miscellaneous 5,411 

Total Local Work $416,025 



Grand Total $478,778 



Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 
G. W. DENNY. 
J. A. BARNWELL. 



* Detailed Report in Appendix. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 191 



The Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief made report which was received and adopted as 
follows : 

During the past year one of our Ministers, Rev. W. W. Mc- 
Morries, who has been living in Atlanta, died on Feb. 1, 1938, and 
I suggest that the Moderator appoint a committee to draw up a 
sketch of Brother McMorries' life and work. 

There are at present six beneficiaries on the Department of 
Relief who last year received $2,165. We recommend that the fol- 
lowing applications be approved for such amounts as they have been 
receiving and the judgment of Dr. Sweets' office deems wise, namely: 

Mrs. Inez B. Caldwell, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Crawford, Rev. Robert 
Campbell Gilmore, D.D., Mrs. Lula Y. Palmer, Rev. Samuel M. Ran- 
kin, and Mrs. Ella Mclver Thorn. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 

The Moderator appointed Elder C. C. Smith and Rev. 
Roy Whitley to prepare a sketch of the life of Rev. W. W. 
McMorries. 

Presbytery took recess, with prayer by Rev. M. S. 
Huske, until 1 :45 P. M. 

SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened and was opened with prayer at 
1 :45 P. M. 

The Presbytery's Committee on Religious Education 
made the following report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 
OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

I. General Assembly: 

The following report has come to us from the Committee of 
Religious Education of the General Assembly : 

Benevolences : Benevolent offerings for the past year totaled 
$57,093, being a gain over the preceding year of $1,869. 

While the business report has not yet been completed there is 
evidence of increase both in sales and service this past year. The 
business department not only supports itself, but supports also' the 
Educational Department as well as the overhead of the benevolent 
work of the committee. For the loyal support of our churches and 
ministry in all this the Executive Committee is grateful. 



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Educational : Most of the Presbyteries have organized their 
committees along the lines of our Religious Education Work as 
outlined by our Executive Committee which has made for the pro- 
motion of all our work. 

In our Children's Division there has been a definite increase 
in the number of vacation Church Schools, especially for children 
outside of the church. 

Young People's Division : The Program Builder has been en- 
larged from 16 to 24 pages to meet the growing needs of this divi- 
sion. Eighty-five Presbyterial Camps and Conferences were con- 
ducted over our Assembly last year with the total enrollment of 
over 11,000 young people. The Presbyterian Youth Convention on 
World Missions last December with 1,400 in attendance was an evi- 
dence of progress in Young People's work. 

Men's Work : This department has been without a director 
for the past twelve months, but it is hoped in the next year to 
have further recommendations to present to the Church on this 
matter. 

In Leadership Training there has been an increased demand on 
the part of superintendent and teachers for help in the improve- 
ment of the quality of Sunday School teaching being done in our 
Churches. The Leadership Training Department in Richmond and 
the Woman's Work Committee in Atlanta are co-operating- very 
closely in this work for the benefit of every local Church. 

The Department of Country Church and Sunday School Exten- 
sion is stimulating the establishment of outposts by our self-sup- 
porting Churches, and is furnishing free literature when necessary 
to make this possible. Nine Pastor's Institutes were held during 
the year for town and country ministers, running from four days to 
two weeks each, with nearly two thousand pastors in attendance. 
These ministers testified that these Institutes gave them much in- 
struction and inspiration. 

II. Synod: 

Reports from our Director of Religious Education in the Synod, 
Rev.J. O. Mann, indicate that both he and Miss Mary Louise Wood- 
son, our Young People's Worker, have been busy in Conferences, 
Leadership Schools, and promoting in general, the work of Re- 
ligious Education in our Synod with gratifying results. 

The report of the Synod's Chairman, Dr. J. R. McGregor who 
is Chairman also of the Council on Religious Education in our 
Assembly, shows real development in this work in our Synod, but 
a need of more adequate financial support. 



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193 



III. Presbytery: 

Reports from the churches show the following: 59 churches 
report 61 Sunday Schools with a membership of 10,555, an in- 
crease of 420 over last year. From these Sunday Schools 316 pu- 
pils united with the Church. $17,394 of which amount $8,026 went to 
benevolences was contributed. Only 16 churches reported Workers 
Conferences regularly held and only 10 reported Leadership Train- 
ing courses. 

Since the last meeting of the Presbytery your committee has 
promoted the conference in Greensboro on March 30, 1938, at which 
Dr. Paul Vieth, and Rev. J. O. Mann were the speakers. This Con- 
ference was attended by 25 pastors and 258 people from 36 churches. 

Your committee has met and reorganized : Rev. N. N. Fleming, 
Chairman, Rev. R. F. Whitley, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Children's Division — Rev. W. M. Baker, J. A. Kellenberger, and 
Miss Margaret Buchanan. 

Young People — Revs. O. C. Williamson, W. M. Baker and Mrs. 
R. F. Whitley. 

Adults — Revs. J. R. McGregor, O. C. Williamson, and Mrs. 
M. S. Huske. 

Country Church and Sunday School Extension — Rev. R. F. 
Whitley, C. P. Robertson, and Mrs. W. E. Harrop. 

Leadership Training — Rev. A. V. Gibson, Fred Phipps, and 
Miss Lucy Pell. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming resigned as Director of the Young People's 
Summer Conference and Rev. O. C. Williamson was elected to this 
position. 

We Recommend: 

1. That the Sunday Schools be urged to have regular Workers 
Conferences at least monthly. 

2. That Leadership Training courses be made available to every 
Sunday School. 

3. That your committee be instructed to hold this year district 
Conferences on Religious Education as held last year. 

4. That Presbytery approve the plans of the sub-committee on 
Young Peoples Work to hold the 1938 Summer Conference for 
Young People at Peace Junior College July 4-9, 1938. 

5. That Presbytery request our Synod's Committee to assign 
to Orange Presbytery two Daily Vacation Bible School Workers 
if possible. 

6. That we request the Presbyterial, in appointing members 



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to serve with our Religious Education Committee, to bear in mind 
the divisions of our work. 

7. In view of the need of funds to carry on the work we urge 
the churches to see that the full 2.6% be sent to the Assembly's 
Committee and the 1% to the Synod's Committee on Religious Edu- 
cation. 

N. N. FLEMING, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following overture and ordered 
it sent to the General Assembly: 

The Presbytery of Orange hereby overtures the General Assem- 
bly meeting in Meridian, Mississippi, May 19, 1938, to. appoint an 
Ad-Interim Committee to consider the feasibility of publishing a 
church owned religious paper at a price that would place it in reach 
of every family in the Church. 

Presbytery voted to reconsider action on Par. 76 a 
and approved the action taken by the Assembly (answering 
• the question in the affirmative). 

The report of the Committee on Stewardship on the 
Every Member Canvass was received as information and 
its recommendation, that churches which have not made 
an Every Member Canvass do so as early as possible, was 
adopted. 

Presbytery requested the Session of Buffalo (L) 
Church and the Pastor of the church, Rev. C. N. Morrison, 
to ask Elders E. M. Underwood and Dr. F. L. Knight to 
meet with them for working out any misunderstanding 
which may have arisen between the session and pastor. 

The report of the Auditing Committee was received 
and adopted and is with the treasurer's report, which was 
also adopted, as follows : 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 195 



TREASURER'S REPORT, ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
April 2, 1937 to March 31, 1938 

Bal. 





Bal. 




Disburse - 


Mch 31 




Apr. Z, '37 


Receipts 


ments 


'38 


Foreign Missions 


$ .00 


$ 6,638.45 


$ 6,638.45 


$ .00 


Assem. H. Missions 


.00 


2,572.06 


2,572.06 


.00 


Synod's H. Missions 


.00 


1,727.79 


1,727.79 


.00 


Presbytery's H. Missions 


.00 


3,051.89 


3,051.89 


.00 


Chris. Ed. & Min. Relief 


.00 


1,748.21 


1,748.21 


.00 


S. S. Exten. & Publication 


.00 


623.50 


623.50 


.00 


Schools and Colleges 


.00 


1,605.06 


1,605.06 


.00 


Union Theol. Seminary 


.00 


264.26 


264.26 


.00 


Bible Cause 


.00 


153.96 


153.96 


.00 


Orphans' Home 


.00 


1,663.58 


1,663.58 


.00 


Assembly's Training School--. 


.00 


204.70 


204.70 


.00 


Rel. Ed. in Synod of N. C 


.00 


186.56 


186.56 


.00 


Chris. Work in State Schools. 


.00 


345.33 


345.33 


.00 


Presbytery's Expense 


._ 353.02 


1,850.00 


1,480.25 


722.77 


Totals _ _ 


$353.02 


$22,635.35 


$22,265.60 


$722.77 



C. G. SMITH, Treasurer. 



Asheboro, N. C. 
April 7th, 1938. 
Orange Presbytery: 

We have audited the Treasurer's books and annual report and 
find the books neatly and accurately kept and vouchers present for 
all disbursements except for the following checks which were out- 
standing when bank's regular statement rendered as at the close of 
business on March 31st, 1938: 

List of outstanding checks April 1st, 1938, as follows: 



963— M. S. Huske $ 8.89 

71— Edwin F. Willis 1,621.91 

72— A. N. Sharpe 638.45 

73— E. E. Gillespie 331.90 

74— C. E. Hodgin 580.38 

75— Wm. H. Hopper 416.10 

76— Edward D. Grant 117.78 

77— E. E. Gillespie 280.20 

78 — Union Theological Seminary 71.11 

79— Gilbert Darlington 39.90 

80— Ernest Milton 319.65 

81— Geo. W. Call 64.47 

82— E. L. Barber 47.65 

83— E. E. Gillespie 95.77 



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'84— N. N. Fleming 
85— C. N. Morrison 



19.66 
6.25 



Total 



$4,660.07 



The nineteen checks totaling $6,712.39 that were outstanding 
at the time of last audit. April 9th, 1937 have all been presented 
and charged to the Treasurer's account with the exception of check 
No. 963 in favor of M. S. Huske, payment of which has been stopped 
and duplicate issued and paid. All checks were examined and found 
in regular form. 

We find the annual report correct and the balance of $722.77 
agrees with bank balance after taking into consideration outstand- 
ing checks as listed above. 



We have received and audited the Treasurer's books, the annual 
report and report of regular auditing committee and we find same 
correct and the system satisfactory. 
April 11, 1938. 



Presbytery adopted the report of the Nominating" 
Committee as follows : 

4 years. Trustees of Davidson College (1942) T. D. Dupuy, re- 
elected. 

3 years. Trustees Flora Macdonald College (1941) D. J. Black- 
well, A. V. Gibson, J. Harvey White, E. A. Ranson, re-elected. 

6 years. Trustee Peace Junior College (1944), Dr. F. L. Knight. 

2 years. Glade Valley High School (1940), McBride Holt, re- 
elected. 

1 year. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (1939), McBride Holt, re-elected. 
3 Years: 

Presbytery's Home Missions (1941), J. S. Jones, M. S. Huske, 
T. .D. Dupuy, re-elected. 

Foreign Missions (1939) R. F. Whitley, (1941), J. E. Adkins. 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (1941), J. K. Roberts. 

Religious Education, (1941) R. F. Whitley, A. V. Gibson, J. A. 
Kellenberger, re-elected. 



C. DON ALEXANDER. 
JAMES B. NEELY. 

Auditing Committee. 



W. L. SHARPE, Chairman. 
S. W. HUGHES. 
J. T. ELLIS, JR. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 197 



Educational Institutions (1941) P. H. Gvvynn, Jr., re-elected. 

Orphans' Home (1941) J. M. Millard, re-elected. 

Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion (1941), J. T. Barham, re- 



Stewardship (1941), L. T. Edgerton, R. D. White, re-elected. 

Printed Records of Presbytery (1941) C. L. Wicker, re-elected. 

Auditing Committee (1940), Don Alexander, re-elected. 

The matter of the Wentworth Church was turned over 
to the Superintendent of Home Missions, Rev. C. E. Hod- 
gin, D.D. 

A verbal report on the Saxapahaw Church was received 
as information and the committee continued. 

There was no report on Bible, Sabbath, and Family 
Religion. 

A report on the Assembly's Training School was re- 
ceived as information. 

The request of the Glenwood Church to change the 
terms of its call from $1,200 to $1,350 per annum was 
granted and the church was commended for its liberality. 

The time and place of the next meeting was left to the 
Moderator and Stated Clerk. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assembly 
were elected : 



elected. 



Ministers 



Principals: 

J. W. Mann 
N. R. Claytor 
K. L. Whittington 
C. E. Hodgin, D.D. 



Alternates: 

A. P. Dickson 

O. C. Williamson, D.D. 

Jonas Barclay 

J. S. Cook 



Elders 



D. E. Purcell 
Dr. Lynn Mclver 
J. W. Simpson 
J. T. Ellis 



C. C. Smith 
C. C. McLean 
Sydney Green 
C. F. Southerland 



Revs. R. K. Davenport of Granville Presbytery, and A. 
R. McQueen of Fayetteville Presbytery were introduced 
to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 



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The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet at the Spray Presbyterian 
Church, Leaksville, N. C, on Tuesday, July 12, at 10 A. 

N. R. CLAYTOR, Moderator. 

C. N. MORRISON, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 



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Called Meeting 

Mebane, N. C, May 17, 1938. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the Mebane Presbyterian 
Church at 2:30 P. M., was called to order by Rev. J. S. 
Jones, the last Moderator present, and opened with prayer 
by Rev. W. M. Baker. 

The following were present : 

Ministers— Revs. M. S. Huske, W. E. Harrop, A. V. Gibson, 
J. S. Jones, W. M. Baker, H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., J. F. Brown, J, S. 
Cook, O. C. Williamson, D.D., R. F. Whitley, C. N. Morrison, N. N. 
Fleming, and W. P. Jones. 

Elders — S. Strudwick, Hillsboro ; S. H. Strong, Spray; J. S. 
White, Mebane ; and G. M. Kirkland, New Hope. 

The call was read and found in order and taken up 
in order of the items. 

Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., offered his resignation ofi 
the Hillsboro Church pastorate and requested Presbytery 
to dissolve the pastoral relationship. 

Elder S. Strudwick reported for the Hillsboro Church 
that it reluctantly concurred with Dr. Bradshaw in his 
request. 

Dr. Bradshaw's resignation was accepted and the pas- 
toral relationship dissolved effective June 21, 1938. 

Presbytery by a rising vote expressed its appreciation 
of the long and faithful service of Dr. Bradshaw. 

Candidate F. Hubert Morris was received by letter of 
transfer from the Presbytery of Winston-Salem and 
Presbytery accepted as trial parts those assigned by the 
Winston-Salem Presbytery. 

Revs. M. S. Huske, J. F. Brown, and W. M. Baker were 
appointed to examine his Thesis, Exegesis and Popular 
Lecture. 

The Moderator examined the Candidate on Experi- 
mental Religion and Motives for Seeking the Ministry 
which was sustained as satisfactory. 

Presbytery accepted the diploma of Mr. Morris from 



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Union Theological Seminary in Virginia in lieu of the ex- 
amination on Greek, and the examination on Hebrew was 
omitted since he had not taken this subject in his sem- 
inary course. 

Presbytery accepted his work done at Davidson in lieu 
of the examination on academic studies. 

The Candidate was then examined on Theology by Rev. 
O. C. Williamson, on Church Government and Sacraments 
by Rev. A. V. Gibson, and English Bible by Rev. W. E. Har- 
rop each of which was accepted as satisfactory by the 
Presbytery. 

The committee to examine the Thesis, "The Resurrec- 
tion," Popular Lecture, "Christian Living," and Exegesis, 
Romans III :20-26, reported recommending that these be 
accepted as satisfactory and speaking in highest terms of 
the work, this part was then sustained. 

Mr. Morris preached from the text, Colossians 111:1-4, 
which was sustained as satisfactory, and the examination 
as a whole was sustained. 

Presbytery then proceeded to license Mr. Morris ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order. 

His examination for licensure was then accepted in lieu 
of the one for ordination. 

A call from the Spray Church for the pastoral services 
of Mr. F. Hubert Morris was read, found in order, placed 
in his hands and he signified his willingness to accept the 
same (salary $1,500 per annum and manse). 

Presbytery appointed the following commission to or- 
dain and install Mr. Morris pastor of the Spray Presby- 
terian Church on Sunday, May 29, 1938, at 7:45 P. M. 

Rev. W. M. Baker, preside, propound the questions and charge 
the pastor. Rev. N. N. Fleming to preach the sermon. Rev. M. S. 
Huske to charge the congregation. Elders : W. J. Baughn with Al- 
ternate S. H. Strong. Alternates to either of the ministers : Revs. 
J. S. Cooke and D. J. Blackwell. 

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adjourned with prayer to meet in the Spray Presbyterian 
Church on Tuesday, July 12th, 1938, at 10 A. M. 

J. S. JONES, Moderator Pro Tern. 

C. N. MORRISON, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 



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Directory Spring and Summer, 1938 

I. OFFICERS 

Moderator— Rev. N. R. Claytor, Milton, N. C. 

(Term 3 years) 

Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C, Route 5 
(Spring 1939). 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. C. N. Morrison, Sanford, N. C, Route 
1 (Spring 1939). 

Treasurer — Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (Spring 
1940). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro N. C. 
(Spring 1940). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (Spring 1939). 

II. TRUSTEES (Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (Term indefinite, 5 members, Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D., Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe, E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (4 members, term 4 years) Rev. M. S. 
Huske (1939); Mr. Lunsford Richardson (1940); Rev. C. E. Hodgin, 

D. D. (1941) ; Mr. T. D. Dupuy (1942). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College — 12 members, term 3 years — . 
Rev. S. M. Rankin, Mr. Paul Morrow, Mr. D. W. Wright, and Mr. 
J. H. Tate (1939); Revs. N. N. Fleming; C. F. Myers, D.D, Mr. 
J. Sam White, and Mr. G. W. Denny (1940) ; Revs. A. V. Gibson, D. 
J. Blackwell, Mr. J. Harvey White and Mr. E. A. Ranson (1941). 

4. Peace Junior College — 2 members, term 6 years — Rev. W. M. 
Baker (1941); Dr. F. L. Knight (1944). 

5. Glade Valley High School — 4 men, 1 woman, term 2 years — 
Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Mr. C. C. McLean, and Mrs. A. P. Dickson 
(1939); Mr. McBride Holt (1940'). 

6. Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund — 
1 member, term 1 year— Mr. McBride Holt (1939). 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(Term 3 years, not more than two full terms successively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 ministers and 4 elders, report 
each stated meeting), Revs. A. P. Dickson, A. V. Gibson and Mr. 
J. Harvey White (1939) ; Rev. W. M. Baker, Mr. J. S. White, Mr. 

E. A. Ranson (1940) ; Revs. J. S. Jones, M. S. Huske, and Mr. T. D. 
Dupuy (1941). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 ministers, 1 elder, report in Spring, 



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popular meeting), Rev. K. L. Whittington (1939), Mr. P. N. Pritchett 
(1940), Rev. J. E. Adkins (1941). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 ministers, 1 elder, 
report in Fall), Rev. J. M. Millard (1939), Mr. W. L. Sharpe (1940), 
Rev. J. K. Roberts (1941). 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 ministers, 1 
elder, report semi-annually), Rev. M. S. Huske (1939), Rev. J. S. 
Jones (1938), Dr. Henry Louis Smith (1940). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the Secretary of Re- 
ligious Education in the Presbyterial), Revs. N. N. Fleming, J. R. 
McGregor, Th.D., Mr. C. P. Robertson (1939) ; Revs. W. M. Baker, 
O. C. Williamson, D.D., Mr. Fred Phipps (1940), Revs. R. F. Whit- 
ley, A. V. Gibson, and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1941). Mrs. R. F. 
Whitley (Sec. Religious Education Presbyterial). 

6. Woman's Work (2 ministers, 1 elder, report Spring), Rev. 
R. F. Whitley (1939), Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1938), Mr. W. F. Hen- 
derson (1940). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report Popular Meet- 
ing Fall), Rev. Jonas Barclay (1939), Mr. J. Harvey White (1940), 
Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., (1941). 

8. Orphans' Home (3 members, also the member of Board of 
Regents from Orange Presbytery is member ex off., report Fall), 
Rev. W. M. Baker (1939), Mr. G. W. Denny (1940), Rev. J. M. Mil- 
lard (1941). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, re- 
port Spring), Rev. R. M. Williams (1939), Mr. I. C. Crawford (1940), 
Rev. J. T. Barham (1941). 

10. Stewardship (3 ministers, 3 elders, report Mid-Winter Ad- 
journed Meeting on Every Member Canvass at Spring Meeting), 
Rev. W. E. Harrop, Mr. J. T. Hines (1939) ; Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D., 
Mr. E. M. Underwood (1940) ; Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Mr. Robert D. 
White (1941). 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery (3 members), Rev. N. R. 
Claytor (1939), Rev. J. T. Barham (1940), Rev. C. L. Wicker (1941). 

2. Auditing (2 members, report Spring), Mr. James B. Neely 
(1939), Mr. Don Alexander (1940). 

3. Examining Committee (four sub-committees having each 3 
ministers and 1 elder). 

(1) Languages — Revs. J. W. Mann, C. F. Myers, D.D., 

C. N. Morrison. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, O. C. Williamson, 

D. D., C E. Hodgin, D.D. 



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(3) Church History, Government, and Sacrament — Revs. 
Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, and C. G. Smith, D.D. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, 
C. G. Smith, D.D. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members), Rev. 
N. N. Fleming, Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1938), Rev. D. H. Stew- 
art (1940). 

Rev. N. N. Fleming, Presbytery's representative on the Synod's 
Vacancy and Supply Committee. 



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Summer Adjourned Meeting 

Spray, N. C, July 12, 1938. 

Presbytery met in Adjourned Session on the above date, 
in the Spray Presbyterian Church and called to order by 
the Moderator, Rev. N. R. Claytor, and constituted with 
prayer. The Presbytery was then led in Devotional Service 
by Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

Ministers — W. M. Baker, Jonas Barclay, J. T. Barham, D. J. 
Blackwell, N. R. Claytor, J. S. Cook, A. P. Dickson, L. T. Edgerton, 
N. N. Fleming, A. V. Gibson, W. E. Harrop, F. M. Hawley, C. E. 
Hodgin, W. P. Jones, J. M. Millard, F. H. Morris, C. N. Morrison, 
W. A. Pate, Roy F. Whitley, K. L. Whittington, R. Murphy Wil- 
liams, O. C. Williamson — 22. 

Elders — T. L. Smith, Leaksville ; Paul Evans, El Bethel; Sam 
Lawson, Riverview; A. M. Shepherd, Springwood ; J. D. Clapp, 
Bethel; T. P. Wilson, East Burlington; J. S. Gibson, Hawfields ; A. 
K. Hardee, Graham; C. P. Robertson, Stoneville ; Roy P. Barber, 
Westminster; J. R. Andrew, Alamance; L. D. Cheek, Spray; R. B. 
Wicker, Buffalo (L) ; D. T. Harrington, White Hill; J. T. Ellis, 
Bessemer; E. G. Jones, Covenant; John J. Phoenix, Greensboro 
First; D. E. Purcell, Reidsville.— 18. 

NOTE: Roll of Ministers will not be printed until Fall. 

Minutes of the intervening meeting of May 17, 1938 
were read for information. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger of Fayetteville Presbytery was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother and given the privileges of the floor. 

Presbytery adopted the following docket for this meet- 
ing and set the hour for lunch at 12:30 P. M. 

DOCKET OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

July 12, 1938—10:00 A. M. 

Spray Presbyterian Church, Leaksville, N. C. 

1. Presbytery convened with Prayer and Devotion Service led by 
the Moderator, Rev. N. R. Claytor. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Reading of Intervening Meeting's Minutes. 

4. Report of Docket and Reading of Communications^- 



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5. Candidates to be received, Licensures, Ordinations. 

6. Calls or Dismissions. 

7. Report of Commission to Install Rev. J. F. Brown at Burling- 
ton Second Church — J. S. Jones, Report of Commission to Or- 
dain and Install Licentiate F. Hubert Morris at Spray — Rev. 
J. S. Cook. 

8. Report of Trustees of Presbytery, Davidson College, Flora 
Macdonald College, Peace Junior College, Glade Valley High 
School, Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund. 

9. Appointment of Committee on Minutes General Assembly. 

10. Report on Religious Education — Fleming. 

11. Report of Commissioners to General Assembly. 

12. Report of Standing Committees : 

Calls and Supplies. 

Installations. 

Nomination. 

Minutes of General Assembly. 
Resolution of Thanks. 

13. Unfinished Business — Wentworth Church, Saxapahaw Church. 

14. Place of Next Meeting. 

15. Read and Approve Minutes. 

16. Adjourn with Benediction. 

Special Order suggested : To hear Rev. L. A. Davis on the De- 
velopment Program of Flora Macdonald College at 2 P. M. 
(The above docket to be finished in one day). 
The following- were excused from attendance upon 

this meeting of Presbytery: Revs. D. H. Stewart, H. S. 

Bradshaw, M. S. Huske, and R. C. Gilmore. 

Written reports from Rev. J. W. Mann, Dr. Lynn Mc- 

Iver, and Mr. John W. Simpson reporting their attendance 

upon the meeting of the General Assembly were read and 

accepted. 

Revs. C. E. Hodgin, K. L. Whittington, and N. R. 
Claytor, and Elders D. E. Purcell, and J. T. Ellis all made 
verbal reports of their attendance upon the meeting of the 
Assembly and all the Commissioners were commended for 
their diligence. 

Written reports were received from the following 
Trustees : 



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1. Glade Valley High School— McBride Holt, Dr. P. H. Gwynn, 
Jr., and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

2. Hawfields Permanent Endowment Fund — Mr. McBride Holt. 

3. Peace Junior College — Rev. W. M. Baker. 

4. Flora Macdonald College — E. A. Ranson, J. Harvey White, 
G. W. Denny, J. Sam White, D. J. Blackwell, A. V. Gibson, and 
N. N. Fleming. 

5. Davidson College — M. S. Huske, L. Richardson, C. E. Hodgin 
and T. D. Dupuy. 

These reports were all received and the trustees com- 
mended for their diligence. 

The Moderator appointed the following Committee on 
Minutes of the General Assembly : Rev. C. E. Hodgin, 
and Elders D. E. Purcell and J. T. Ellis to report at this 
meeting. 

The report of the Commission to Ordain and Install 
Licentiate F. Hubert Morris pastor of the Spray Presby- 
terian Church was admitted to record as follows : 

Report of Commission to Ordain and Install F. Hubert Morris 
at Spray Church : 

The commission appointed to ordain and install Licentiate F. 
Hubert Morris pastor of the Spray Presbyterian Church met at 
the Church on Sunday night, May 29th at 7 :45 o'clock and was 
opened with prayer. 

Present Revs. J. S. Cook, M. S. Huske, and N. N. Fleming and 
Elder W. J. Baughn of the Spray Church. 

Mr. Baughn was elected clerk. 

The commission repaired to the church auditorium where F. Hu- 
bert Morris was ordained by the laying on of the hands of the 
Presbytery, and installed according to the Book of Church order : 

Rev. J. S. Cook presided, propounded the questions, and 
charged the pastor. Rev. N. N. Fleming preached the sermon, and 
Rev. M. S. Huske charged the congregation, all in the order pre- 
scribed. 

The commission approved the minutes and adjourned with 
prayer. 

J. S. COOK, Chairman. 
W. J. BAUGHN, Clerk. 

The report of the Commission to install Rev. J. F. 
Brown pastor of Burlington Second Church was deferred 
until the fall meeting of Presbytery. 



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Rev. O. C. Williamson, Chairman of the Sub-Committee 
on Young People's Work, made report on the Summer 
Conference held at Peace Junior College, which was 
adopted. 

Presbytery commended Dr. Williamson for his dili- 
gence in putting on the Conference, and instructed the 
Stated Clerk of Presbytery to write the authorities of, 
Peace College in appreciation of their splendid help in 
putting on the Conference. 

The report is as follows : 

THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONFERENCE 

Orange Presbytery's Young People's Conference was held this 
year at Peace Junior College in Raleigh, July 4-9th. The enrollment 
was the largest in the history of the conference, 191 young people 
and 21 faculty and counsellors, making a total enrollment of 212. 

The following courses were taught : Bible, by Dr. C. G. Smith, 
Miss Rachel Henderlite, Rev. N. N. Fleming; Methods in Young 
People's Work, by Miss Mary Louise Woodson, Miss Jeannette 
Bounous ; Worship, by Miss Lucy Pell; Life's Choices, by Rev. Roy 
Whitley; Foreign Missions, by Rev. George Hudson of China. 

Mrs. Roy F. Whitley, Secretary of Religious Education in 
Orange Presbyterial, Chief Counsellor for girls. Miss Edna Higgins 
served as Director of Recreation; Mr. R. M. Gladstone as assistant 
director of recreation and director of Music ; Mrs. H. V. Koonts as 
Pianist. 

Special mention should be made of the splendid co-operation and 
conduct on the part of the young people under the crowded condi- 
tions in the dormitories. The consecration and candle light service 
on the last evening formed the high mark of the conference. Dr. 
McGregor gave the addresses on the last two evenings. 

Your committee would like to make special mention of the 
service rendered by Mrs. Whitley, by Mr. Baker, as Director of 
Courses, and by Mr. Whitley, as Treasurer of the conference. We 
would also like to express our appreciation of the splendid co- 
operation of the college and all of the officials who did everything 
in their power to make the conference a splendid success. The 
college officials expressed their opinion that ours was the best con- 
ference ever held at Peace. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, Sub-Chairman. 



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Miss Donahoe of the Riverview Church spoke of what 
the Conference had meant to her. 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton invited Presbytery to hold its Fall 
Meeting, October 11th, with the Bethel Church, the invi- 
tation was accepted. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M. and was opened 
with song and prayer. 

Rev. H. G. Bedinger, D.D., President of Flora Mac- 
donald College was heard, in place of Rev. L. A. Davis who 
could not be present, on the Development Program of the 
College, and Presbytery granted the following request of 
the Program Committee of the Board of Trustees of the 
College : 

1. That the Presbytery of Orange appoint a Flora Macdonald 
College Development Program Committee to co-operate with the 
College in promoting the program in Orange Presbytery. 

2. That the Presbytery request the Sessions, Pastors and Mem- 
bers of all the Churches to co-operate with the College in for- 
warding the development program in any way possible ; and especi- 
ally— 

3. That the committee be invited to present the cause of Flora 
Macdonald College from the pulpit of every church, that a local 
committee be appointed to co-operate with the Director of the 
program, and that a canvass for the College be made in every 
Church. 

Presbytery engaged in prayer for Dr. and Mrs. C. G. 
Vardell. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations : 

1. That Rev. K. L. Whittington be appointed Chairman of the 
Committee on Foreign Missions. 

2. In re-electing the Trustees of Peace Junior College, Presby- 
tery failed to state which one should serve three years and six 
years as required by the directory. We recommend that Rev. W. M. 
Baker be re-elected for a term of three years, and that Dr. F. L. 
Knight be elected for a term of six years. 

3. That the following committee be appointed to set up and 



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assist in the Flora Macdonald College Development Program in 
Orange Presbytery: 

Mr. J. Harvey White, Graham; Mr. E. A. Ranson, Greensboro; 
Rev. O. C. Williamson, High Point; Rev. N. N. Fleming, Mebane; 
Rev. M. S. Huske, Reidsville ; Rev. A. V. Gibson, Sanford ; Mr. S. A. 
White, Mebane; Dr. Henry Louis Smith, Greensboro; Mr. Irving 
Crawford, Greensboro; Dr. Frank Graham, Chapel Hill; Dr. A. Her- 
man Stone, Spray; Mr. J. M. Neely, Asheboro ; Mr. Robert White, 
Burlington; Advisory Members: Mrs. F. L. Knight, Sanford; Mrs. 
J. W. Mann, Cedar Grove; Mrs. J. V. King, Sanford. Dr. O. C. 
Williamson be named convenor of the committee. 

(Signed) : W. M. BAKER, Chairman of Committee. 

The Committee on the Minutes of the General Assembly 
made the following report : 

Your Committee on the Assembly's Minutes would call the 
attention of Presbytery to the following actions of the Assembly 
referred to the Presbyteries for their advice and consent: 

1. The amendments to the Confession of Faith and Catechisms 
—Assembly's Minutes pp. 39, 129-134. 

2. The proposed new chapters to the Confession of Faith, and 
the Brief Statement of Faith referred to Presbyteries for further 
study— Minutes pp. 40, 135-138. 

3. The recommendations of the Assembly that each Presbytery 
appoint an Advisory Committee on Divorce and Re-marriage : 
Minutes, p. 113. 

4. Action in regard to continuing the campaign for the Min- 
isters' Annuity Fund: Minutes, p. 45. 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman. 

D. E. PURCELL. 
J. T. ELLIS. 

The report was received and an Ad Interim Committee 
was appointed to bring in a report on the above items, 
the following committee being appointed : C. E. Hodgin, 
F. M. Hawley, R. M. Williams, J. J. Phoenix. 

Presbytery adopted the following Resolutions of 
Thanks : 

The Committee on Resolution of Thanks wish, in behalf of 
Orange Presbytery, to extend our unfeigned and whole hearted 
thanks to the Spray and Riverview Churches for their bountiful 
and hospitable provision for our material needs, in their entertain- 
ment of us here in our Mid-Summer Meeting. 



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The friendly and welcoming spirit of pastor, officers, and ladies 
has helped greatly to enhance the spiritual tone of this one of our 
most inspirational meetings. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. M. MILLARD. 
C. E. HODGIN. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin made verbal reports on Wentworth 
and Saxapahaw Churches which was received as informa- 
tion. 

The minutes were read and approved as corrected and 
Presbytery adjourned with hymn and prayer to meet in the 
Bethel Presbyterian Church, McLeansville, N. C, Tues- 
day, October 11th, at 10 A. M., 1938. 

N. R. CLAYTOR, Moderator. 

C. N. MORRISON, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 



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Standing Rules of Presbytery 

Revised April, 1937. 
STANDING RULES 

Section 1. Government. 

Sec. 2. Officers: (1) Moderator, (2) Stated Clerk, (3) Perma- 
nent Clerk, (4) Treasurer, (5) Financial Agent, (6) Secretary of 
Stewardship. 

Sec. 3. Trustees: (1) of Presbytery, (2) of Davidson College, 

(3) of Flora Macdonald College, (4) of Peace Junior College, (5) of 
Glade Valley High School, (6) of Hazvfields Anniversary and Perma- 
nent Endoivment Fund. 

Sec. 4. Committees: (1) Special, (2) Standing, (3) Executive, 

(4) Permanent. 

Sec. 5. Supplies : Licentiate and Candidates. 
Sec. 6. Church Sessions. 

Sec. 7. Miscellaneous: (1) Rules, (2) Standing Orders, (3) 

Section 1 — Government: 

Rule 1. The Rules of Parliamentary Order adopted by the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 
are hereby adopted as Standing Rules for the government of the 
Presbytery of Orange. 

Rule 2. All Standing Rules shall be introduced with these 
or some such words, to denote that they are Standing Rules : viz. : 
"Resolved, That it be a Standing Rule," etc. 

Rule 3. It shall require two thirds of all the members present 
at a regular stated meeting to adopt, suspend, amend or abolish a 
Standing Rule. 

Section 2 — Officers: 

Rule 4. The Officers of the Presbytery shall be a Moderator, 
a Stated Clerk, a Permanent Clerk, a Temporary Clerk, Treasurer, 
a Financial Agent, and a Secretary of Stewardship. 

The terms of the Stated Clerk, Permanent Clerk, Treasurer, 
Financial Agent, and Secretary of Stewardship shall be three years. 
The Moderator and Temporary Clerk shall be elected at each 
stated meeting of Presbytery, and continue in office until the next 
Stated Meeting. 



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1 . — Moderator 

Either a Minister or Ruling Elder may be elected to this 
office. 

The duties of the Moderator are set forth in the Rules of Par- 
liamentary Order. 

In the absence of the Moderator at any intervening meeting the 
last Moderator or the oldest Minister shall take the chair and 
preside. 

2.— Stated Clerk 

1. The Stated Clerk shall keep a full and fair record of all the 
proceedings of Presbytery, and submit the same annually to the 
Synod for review. 

2. He shall provide, after the form herein prescribed, a docket 
of business to be submitted to the Presbytery, and shall send a copy 
to each Minister at least ten days before the Stated Meeting. 

3. He shall keep constantly on hand a suitable number of 
printed blank forms, as prescribed by the General Assembly's com- 
mittee, for the use of Presbyteries and Church Sessions ; and he 
shall send to each Church Session between the first and tenth days 
of March of each year all necessary blanks for reports required 
from the Church Sessions. He shall also forward to the Stated 
Clerk of the Synod and to the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, 
such reports as are required. 

4. He shall publish a notice of the time and place of each 
Stated Meeting of Presbytery at least four weeks before the time 
of meeting, and he shall, as soon as practicable after the meeting, 
furnish an abstract of the proceedings for publication in the church 
papers. 

5. He shall cause the minutes of each Stated Meeting, together 
with all the intervening meetings, to be published in pamphlet form, 
with such exceptions as a majority of the Presbytery may direct ; 
and he shall carefully file a copy of the same in the archives of the 
Presbytery, and he shall send a copy to each minister, and furnish 
each church with a copy for Clerk of Session, Chairman of Board 
of Deacons, and President of the Woman's Auxiliary. 

From time to time he shall have the same bound in book form 
and send it to the Historical Foundation at Montreat. 

He shall also furnish a copy of the printed minutes to the 
Library of the University of North Carolina, and to those educa- 
tional institutions to which we elect trustees, and to others who 
request copies at his discretion. 

6. He shall report at each Stated Meeting of Presbytery, a list 



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of all vacancies in the committees, or appointments of Presbytery 
to be filled. 

7. He shall receive a salary of $200 per annum, and his neces- 
sary expenses, incurred in obeying the injunctions of Presbytery. 

3. — Permanent Clerk 

1. The duty of the Permanent Clerk shall be to keep a full 
and complete record of each day's proceedings of the meetings of 
the Presbytery. 

2. The salary of the Permanent Clerk shall be $25 per annum. 

4. — Temporary Clerk 

1. He shall assist the Permanent Clerk in recording the pro- 
ceedings of Presbytery, and shall furnish information to the Press. 

5. — Treasurer 

1. The Treasurer shall receive, and keep, accurate accounts of 
all the funds contributed by the churches or individuals to the 
benevolent causes recommended by the Presbytery, and shall 
promptly forward the same to their proper destination. 

2. The Treasurer shall collect the Presbyterial Tax, one half 
October 1st and the balance March 31st, and from it pay the obli- 
gations and expenses of the Presbytery. 

3. The Treasurer shall report at the Spring Meeting the Stand- 
ing of the Churches on the Presbyterial Tax. 

4. The Treasurer shall report the state of the treasury at each 
Stated Meeting, and submit his book for examination, through the 
Auditing Committee, at each Spring Meeting; and he shall forward 
his book and vouchers to the Auditing Committee, as soon as pos- 
sible after the first day of April of each year. 

5. He shall furnish bond in such amount as Presbytery directs, 
the premium of said bond to be borne by Presbytery. 

6. He shall receive a salary of $150 per annum, and his neces- 
sary office expenses. 

Section 3 — Trustees: 

Rule 5. The Presbytery shall, from time to time, elect Trus- 
tees of Orange Presbytery, of Davidson College, of Flora Macdonald 
College, of Peace Junior College, of Glade Valley High School, of 
Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund. 

I. — Of Orange Presbytery 

The Board of Trustees of Orange Presbytery shall be composed 
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good and regular standing; and the term of office shall be indefi- 
nite, the Board being considered permanent. 

It shall be the duty of these Trustees to hold in trust for the 
Presbytery all property in church lots and buildings, not otherwise 
secured, and all legacies and bequests which may be willed to the 
Presbytery in behalf of charitable and other objects under its con- 
trol, and to report concerning these matters whenever it may be 
necessary. 

All deeds to Church property, made to the Trustees of the Pres- 
bytery, shall, after being duly recorded in the counties where the 
property is situated, be held by the Trustees for safe-keeping. This 
Board shall report to Presbytery annually at its Summer Adjourned 
Meeting. 

2. — Of Davidson College 

Presbytery shall elect four members to the Board of Trustees 
of Davidson College, one of whom shall be elected each year, and 
the term of office of each shall be four years from the date elected. 
They shall report in writing to Presbytery annually at the Summer 
Adjourned Meeting. 

3. — Flora Macdonald College 

Presbytery shall elect twelve Trustees of this institution, four 
of whom shall be elected at each Spring Meeting of Presbytery and 
each Trustee shall serve for a term of three years. They shall re- 
port to the Presbytery in writing annually at the Summer Ad- 
journed Meeting. 

4. — Peace Junior College 

Presbytery shall elect one member to the Board of Trustees 
of Peace Junior College every three years for a term of six years. 
These shall report in writing annually to Presbytery at the Summer 
Adjourned Meeting. 

5.— Glade Valley High School 

Presbytery shall elect two members annually to the Board of 
Trustees of Glade Valley High School for a term of office of two 
years. Also Presbytery shall appoint a woman to this Board for 
two years. These shall report to Presbytery annually in writing at 
the Summer Adjourned Meeting. 

6. — Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund 

Presbytery shall elect annually one member to the Board of 
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Fund for a term of one year. He shall report to Presbytery an- 
nually in writing at the Summer Adjourned Meeting. 

Section 4 — Committees: 

Rule 6. The Committees of Presbytery shall be classed accord- 
ing to the nature of their duties, under four heads — Special, Stand- 
ing, Executive and Permanent. 

I. — Special Committees 

Rule 7. — The Presbytery shall appoint special committees, when- 
ever necessary, for the consideration of certain specified matters 
or the performance of certain definite duties. 

II. — Standing Committees 

Rule 8. — Standing Committees of three members each unless 
otherwise designated, shall be appointed by the Moderator at the 
Stated Meeting of Presbytery, and they shall continue until the final 
adjournment of the meeting. To them shall be committed the rou- 
tine of the Presbytery, and their reports shall be submitted in writ- 
ing. (The Committee personnel of the Stated Meeting holds through 
the following Adojurned Meeting). 

Note : The following Standing Committees shall be appointed at 
each Spring Meeting : 

1. — On Calls and Supplies 

This committee shall be composed of the Chairman of Home 
Missions with one Minister and one Ruling Elder, to whom shall be 
referred all matters concerning the change of pastors and Stated 
Supplies, for consideration and recommendations to Presbytery. 

2. — On Installations 

This committee shall make all necessary arrangements for the 
Installation of pastors, and report the same to Presbytery for ap- 
proval. 

3. — Statistical 

This committee shall prepare a report for the General Assembly 
based on the reports of Sessions. 

4. — On Sessional Records 

This committee shall consist of a Chairman elected for three 
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be sub-divided. The roll of churches shall be divided into three 
sections, and a committee composed of three members shall be ap- 
pointed to each section. It shall be the duty of these committees 
to review the Sessional Records, and note all irregularities, and what- 
ever is not proper under the Constitution and Rules of the Pres- 
bytery 

After the books are examined, the three committees shall then 
meet in Committee of the Whole, and compare, classify and adjust 
to a common standard their various criticisms and exceptions. A 
report shall then be made to the Presbytery by the Chairman of 
the Committee, and only such exceptions as have been sustained 
by the majority of the Whole Committee, shall be reported to the 
Presbytery. 

5. — On Nominations 

This committee shall be composed of five members, and shall 
make nominations for committees to be elected and vacancies to be 
supplied. 

6. — Auditing Committee 

This committee shall audit the accounts of the chairmen, or 
treasurers of the executive committees who have handled the funds 
of the Presbytery. 

7. — Minutes of Synod 

This committee shall examine the minutes of Synod, and report 
all matters therein requiring the attention of the Presbytery. 

8. — Resolution of Thanks 

This committee shall formulate a resolution expressing the 
thanks of the Presbytery to the churches and homes in which the 
members of the Presbytery are entertained. 

9. — Committee on Orders 

At each Stated Meeting of Presbytery there shall be a Commit- 
tee on orders composed of the pastor of the church where Presby- 
tery convenes, the Moderator, and the Stated Clerk, with said pastor 
as chairman. This committee shall have charge of arrangement of 
program for devotional services, preaching, prayer, and Special 
Orders, and shall name the hours of the meetings of the sessions 
of Presbytery, subject to approvel of Presbytery. 

Note: The following Standing Committees shall be appointed for 
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1. On Calls and Supplies. 

2. On Installations. 

3. On Minutes of the General Assembly. 

4. On Nominations. 

5. Auditing. 

6. Resolution of Thanks. 

III. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

Rule 9. Executive Committees shall be appointed by the Pres- 
bytery at its Stated Spring Meetings, and shall continue for three 
years from the time appointed, being arranged in classes where there 
are as many as three elected. No member being eligible to serve 
more than two full terms successively. 

1. — On Home Missions 

This committee shall be composed of five ministers and four 
ruling elders. This committee shall be empowered to annually em- 
ploy a superintendent and such helpers as the needs of the work 
shall require, subject to the approval of the Presbytery. This com- 
mittee shall annual^ elect a treasurer. 

The Home Mission Committee shall have the oversight of all 
evangelistic work within the bounds of the Presbytery, shall aid 
weak pastoral charges in securing and supporting pastors and sup- 
plies, and shall endeavor to supply every church and mission field 
with the regular ministry of the Word. 

It shall be the duty of this committee to counsel and advise with 
evangelists and missionary supplies, and to encourage and help them 
in their labours ; and also to require of them from time to time 
full reports of their labours, which shall be submitted to the Pres- 
bytery under the direction of the chairman. 

They shall also nominate ministers as Temporary Supplies, who 
shall preach at least once, or hold services at vacant churches, be- 
tween time of appointment and the next stated meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

The committee shall submit to Presbytery at each stated meet- 
ing a complete report of all its operations, accompanied by full re- 
ports from the evangelists and from all ministers receiving financial 
aid from the committee. In connection with these reports, popular 
meetings in the interest of Home Missions should be held, especially 
at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. 

2. — On Foreign Missions 

This committee shall be composed of three members, two min- 
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fully informed of all the great missionary movements and plans of 
the church at large, and shall recommend to the Presbytery such 
actions as in their judgment may seem best, to promote the interests 
of this great cause. 

The committee shall make a report at the Spring Stated 
Meeting of Presbytery, and arrange for a popular meeting in the 
interests of this cause at Spring Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

3. — On Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions 

This committee shall be composed of three members : two min- 
isters and one ruling elder. They shall keep before the Presbytery 
the information of the great missionary plans of the Assembly and 
Synod, and shall report at the Fall Stated Meeting. 

4. — On Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 

This committee shall be composed of three members : two min- 
isters and one ruling elder. They shall report to the Presbytery 
semi-annually, but shall give prominence to their report at the Fall 
Meeting, by making it full and explicit in relation to each candidate 
under our care. 

All applications to be received as candidates for the ministry 
shall be made through this committee. 

The committee shall have oversight of all unlicensed candidates 
under the care of Presbytery and licentiates still pursuing course 
of preparation. 

All applications of candidates for financial aid shall be made 
through the committee. They shall recommend the continuance of 
every candidate as a beneficiary or not, according to their judg- 
ment. And they are enjoined to withhold appropriations from any 
candidate against whom there are unexplained rumors affecting his 
moral character. 

The chairman of this committee shall send to the Assembly's 
Executive Committee of Ministerial Education abstracts or copies 
of all matters pertaining to the work, such as the reception of can- 
didates, their progress, scholastic standing and all other such infor- 
mation as shall help that committee to make a judicious use of the 
funds of the church; and especially should the chairman give full 
and explicit answers to all inquiries which the Assembly's commit- 
tee may make of him. 

The chairman of this committee shall send a copy of the Manual 
of Presbytery to each candidate and call his attention especially to 
the rules relating to candidates. 

This committee shall also represent the cause of our invalid or 
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ministers, and shall report to the Presbytery at every Fall meeting 
those needing aid. 

5. — On Committee of Religious Education 

This committee shall be composed of nine members and the Sec- 
retary of Religious Education in the Presbyterial to whom are 
committed all matters concerning Religious Education. 

They shall endeavor to stimulate our Sunday Schools and 
organize new schools at mission points ; and shall arrange for the 
holding of Sunday Schools and institutes. 

6. — On Woman's Work 

This committee shall be composed of two ministers and one 
ruling elder. This committee shall review the work of our Woman's 
Auxiliary, submit a report of the same to Presbytery and encourage 
the work of the Auxiliary in the churches. 

7. — On Educational Institutions 

This committee shall be composed of three members, and shall 
be charged with the duty of giving information and enlisting in- 
terest in our church institutions. 

At the Fall Meeting, it shall be the duty of this committee to 
report to Presbytery and conduct a popular meeting. 

8. — On Orphans' Home 

This shall be a committee of three. In addition the member of 
the Board of Regents from Orange Presbytery shall be ex-officio 
a member of the committee, whose duty it shall be to gather such 
information and make such appeals and recommendations as will 
best stimulate interest in our fatherless ones. 

They shall report annually at the Fall Meeting of Presbytery. 

9. — On Bible Cause and Sabbath and Family Religion 

This committee shall be composed of three members. The chair- 
man shall act as corresponding member of the American Bible So- 
ciety, and of our own Central Committee of Publication ; and shall 
give all needful information in reference to supplying the Bible to 
all the people. 

This committee shall also endeavor to secure a proper observ- 
ance of the Lord's Day ; and to arouse an interest in the teaching 
of the Word of God in the home, the observance of family worship 
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This committee shall report to the Presbytery annually at the 
Spring Meeting. 

10. — The Committee of Stewardship 

This committee shall be composed of three ministers and three 
elders, and it shall be their duty to prescribe a progressive program 
throughout the bounds of the Presbytery making all apportion- 
ments adopted by the Presbytery to the various churches, also to 
this committee is committed the duty of assessing the Presby- 
terial Tax. 

They shall, likewise, publish in the full minutes of the Presby- 
tery a complete table of apportionment with such information as 
shall be necessary. This committee shall report at the Mid-Winter 
Adjourned Meeting, and shall report on the Every Member Canvass 
at the Spring Meeting. 

IV. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

The Presbytery shall appoint certain committees which shall 
be known as Permanent Committees ; which shall continue from year 
to year without change, axcept.as necessity demands. 

1. — Printed Record of Presbytery 

This shall consist of three members, whose duty it shall be to 
examine the printed record of Presbytery. 

2. — The Auditing Committee 

This committee shall be composed of two members. They shall 
receive from the Treasurer his accounts and vouchers as soon as 
possible after the first day of April of each year, carefully examine 
same, and report to the Presbytery at each Spring Meeting. 

3. — Examining Committee 

This committee shall be divided into four sub committees, each 
having three. ministers, and one ruling elder to be appointed by the 
Presbytery. These committees shall have assigned to them the 
following subjects in their order: 

1. Languages. 

2. Theology. 

3. Church History, Government and Sacraments. 

4. English Bible. 

4. — Historical Committee 

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members and shall be charged with the duty of collecting important 
manuscripts and historical data, to be transmitted to the Historical 
Foundation at Montreat, and shall present from time to time such 
matters as may be of more than a passing historical value. 

Standing Rules of Orange Presbytery Touching Candidates for 
the Ministry or Licentiates Applying for Licensure or Ordination: 

1. Every Candidate for Licensure or Ordination expecting to 
appear before Orange Presbytery for same, shall be directed to noti- 
fy the Chairman of the Committee on Christian Education and the 
Stated Clerk of his intentions in writing, at least two months in 
advance ; for definite arrangements to be made for the examina- 
tion at the appointed hour of the regular meetings, or special hour 
of the adjourned or called meetings. 

2. When so made the Stated Clerk shall notify the Moderator 
of the Presbytery who shall immediately arrange with suitable 
members of the Examining Committee or other members of Pres- 
bytery, if necessary, to be present to conduct their respective 
examination. 

3. The Stated Clerk shall also notify the pastor of the church 
of the hour at which the Candidate shall preach his trial sermon 
and announcement of said hour shall be made to the congregation 
of said church. 

4. When the above arrangements shall have been made and so 
announced they shall have precedence over any and all matters of 
business before the Presbytery, except upon the decision of Pres- 
bytery by majority vote. 

5. If any of the above arrangements have not been made as 
far in advance as required, Presbytery shall reserve the right to 
require the candidate to appear at some later date for such exam- 
ination. 

Section 5 — Supplies, Licentiates and Candidates: 

1. — Ministerial Supplies 

Rule 10. — The Presbytery shall maintain its authority over the 
relation of Stated Supply. It can be formed only by the consent 
of the Presbytery, and it can be continued only by a new applica- 
tion to the Presbytery at each Spring meeting, or in the interim, 
it may be formed or continued by the Committee of Home Missions, 
subject to the endorsement of the Presbytery. The relation of stated 
supply shall in all cases terminate on the 31st of March, each year. 



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2. — Licentiates 

Rule 11. — All Licentiates under the care of this Presbytery shall 
be assigned to suitable fields of labor, and they are required to be 
present at the stated meetings of Presbytery, and to give an account 
of their labors. 

If a Licentiate is necessarily absent from a stated meeting, it 
shall be his duty to send a written report of the manner in which 
he has been occupied. But if a Licentiate absent himself without 
report or excuse for two years from the meetings of the Presbytery, 
his license shall be recalled. 

Rule 12. — When a Licentiate is ordained to the full work of the 
Gospel Ministry, he shall subscribe his name to the obligation re- 
quired in paragraph 76 of the Book of Church Order. 

3. — Candidates 

Rule 13. — "It is recommended that every candidate for the 
ministry should put himself under the care of Presbytery, which 
should ordinarily be the Presbj^tery that has jurisdiction of the 
Church of which he is a member. Every applicant seeking to be 
taken under the care of a Presbytery as a candidate for the min- 
istry shall file his application at least two months before the meet- 
ing of the Presbytery, addressing the same to the Chairman of the 
Committee on Education for the Ministry and Mission Service of 
the Presbytery, or to the Stated Clerk. Upon receipt of the appli- 
cation it shall be the duty of the Committee on Ministerial Edu- 
cation to inquire diligently into the Christian character, the per- 
sonality, the vocational fitness, and the physical, mental and spiritual 
qualifications of the applicant, and to make a careful report to the 
Presbytery upon these and other points which would have a bearing 
upon his qualifications for the ministry. The report should also 
contain the recommendation of the committee as to whether the 
applicant should or should not be received under the care of the 
Presbytery. 

Rule 14. — Candidates under the care of Presbytery are subject 
to its oversight, direction and control in everything pertaining to 
their education and training for the ministry. The chairman of the 
Committee on Christian Education shall obtain from the professors 
of theological seminaries, colleges and schools, reports of the de- 
portment and religious life, and of the diligence and progress in their 
studies, of all our candidates, and by judicious inquiry of ministers, 
elders, or others endeavor to ascertain their profitableness for the 
ministry while engaged in teaching, mission work, colportage, or 
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Every candidate shall write to the chairman of this committee 
before each stated meeting of Presbytery, giving him full infor- 
mation as to: (1) His present address, at what institution he is 
studying, his studies, and in what classes; (2) what kinds of re- 
ligious work he is engaged in for his spiritual improvement and the 
good of others ; (3) whether during vacations, or while working for a 
living, he is faithful in his religious duties, in attending preaching 
services, prayer meetings and Sunday School, and in doing mission 
and other work. 

Rule 15. — No candidate shall receive financial aid through 
Presbytery until he shall have placed himself under its care. 

The chairman of the Committee on Ministerial Education shall 
inquire particularly into the financial resources of such candidates 
as apply for aid, and urge them to draw on these as far as possible. 

When any candidate applies for aid, the chairman must sign 
the following express statement : 

"We have made careful inquiry as to his other resources of 
help, and find that he will need the above sum to meet necessary 
expenses. Should he receive aid from other sources, rendering the 
full appropriation unnecessary, the Executive Committee will be 
notified and the appropriation may be reduced." 

The Presbytery shall give candidates to understand that they 
are under a moral obligation to pay back the money they receive 
from the church if they do not enter her service, and it shall use 
all proper means to collect back funds appropriated on their recom- 
mendation to candidates who have abandoned preparation for the 
ministry. 

Section 6 — Church Sessions: 

Rule 16. — It shall be the duty of every Church Session to hold 
stated meetings at least once during every quarter of the year, to 
keep a fair record of all the proceedings of each meeting, and to read 
and approve the record before it is submitted to the Presbytery for 
approval. 

These records shall be presented for review by the Presbytery 
at every Spring Meeting. 

Rule 17. — The proper matter for Sessional Record shall be as 
follows : 

1. The time and particular place of meeting, and the names of 
members present, and of the Moderator; whether the meeting was 
opened and closed with prayer and the reason for any omission of 
these exercises. 

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moved and rejected, reports and statements made, but not acted on, 
are not proper matters for record. 

3. The annual statistical report to Presbytery should be re- 
corded in full. 

4. Baptisms, Congregational meetings, protracted meetings, 
etc., are not among the things DONE by the Session, and ought 
not to appear as part of the Sessional records, but the Session may 
have a line drawn across the pages of their book, and direct all such 
historical matter to be recorded below the line. 

5. The Session may, by special order, make such things as are 
noted above a matter of record among their proceedings ; in which 
case the record should begin with some such form of words as this : 
The Session ordered the following record to be made, etc. 

6. The RESULTS of Congregational meetings for the call 
of a Pastor, or electing other officers, or any business of importance, 
should be reported by the Clerk of the meeting to the Session and 
recorded in the Minutes, together with the action of the Session 
thereon. 

7. The ordination and installation of officers, being sessional 
acts, should be recorded. 

8. In general, all things are to be recorded which show, first, 
the orderly and lawful nature of the meeting, and, second, all that 
the Session did, and no more. 

Rule 18. — Before each Spring Meeting of Presbytery the Stated 
Clerk will send to the Sessions blanks for the various annual reports. 
The Sessions shall carefully fill out all these blanks, approve the re- 
ports; have them read to the congregation, and forward them to be 
placed in the hands of the Stated Clerk as soon after March 31, 
as possible. 

Rule 19. — It shall be the duty of every Church Session to ap- 
point representatives, principal and alternate, to all the stated meet- 
ings of Presbytery and Synod, and in no case will the Presbytery 
enroll the name of a representative who has not been regularly ap- 
pointed by his session. The representative who first takes his seat 
as member, whether principal or alternate, shall, ordinarily, sit in all 
the adjourned meetings of the court. But in the case of an adjourned 
meeting of the Presbytery during the sessions of Synod, the Session 
should specifically appoint the representative Elder in the Synod 
to sit also as a member of the Presbytery, unless he be already a 
member of the Presbytery by enrollment at its last meeting. 

The Session shall require its appointed representatives to report 
their diligence in attending the meetings of the higher courts. 

Rule 20. — Every Session is required to give careful attention to 
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and must report to Presbytery all members not on retired roll. 

Rule 21. — Every Session shall keep a register of the names of 
their baptized non-communicants, together with the date of their 
baptism, and when Certificates of dismission are granted to parents, 
they shall include also the names of their baptized children. 

Rule 22. — The Session shall require the Board of Deacons to 
keep a strict account of all the financial affairs of the congregation, 
or any other matter concerning them, and it shall be the duty of the 
Session to examine this record and pass upon it at least once a year. 

Rule 23. — Every Session shall diligently require the Treasurer 
of the Church to forward promptly all moneys collected for the 
beneficient causes. These funds are to be remitted to the Treas- 
urer of Orange Presbytery, and not to the several Treasurers of the 
Assembly's Executive Committees. 

Rule 24. — Whenever a Church shall report a failure to pay 
punctually to its Minister the salary promised, without assigning 
a satisfactory reason, the Church so failing shall be summoned to 
appear by its representatives or commissioners before the Presby- 
tery, and show cause for such failure. 

Presbytery will approve no call for Pastor or Stated Supply 
from a Church which is in arrears for ministerial services rendered 
without a satisfactory reason. 

Rule 25. — Ministers and congregations have no right to change 
the terms of a call without the approval of Presbytery, and Pres- 
bytery will not recognize any such changes. 

Section 7 — Miscellaneous Rules, Standing Orders 
And The Docket: 

1. — Miscellaneous Rules 

Rule 26. — Commissioners to the General Assembly shall be 
elected at the Stated Meeting in the Spring. 

Rule 27. — Whenever a minister of this Presbytery is removed 
by death, a special committee of one shall be appointed by the Mod- 
erator to prepare a sketch of his life and character, to be reported 
to the following meeting of Presbytery, which shall, after approval, 
be recorded and printed in the Minutes of Presbytery. 

Rule 28. — Presbytery requests the Church in which it is meet- 
ing to prepare a historical sketch, if it has not done so recently 
and it shall be incorporated in the Minutes of Presbytery. 

2. — Standing Orders 

1. — The Summer and Winter Meetings of Presbytery shall be 
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2. — A popular meeting in the interest of Foreign Missions shall 
be held on the night of the first day of the Spring Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

3. — The report of the Committee on Home Missions shall be 
heard at 2 P. M. on the first day of each Stated Meeting of 
Presbytery. 

4. — The Committee on Stewardship shall report at 11 A. M. at 
the Winter Meeting, and on the Every Member Canvass at the 
Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

5. — There shall be a popular meeting on Religious Education at 
11 A. M. at the Summer Meeting of Presbytery. 

6. — Candidates shall be received, examinations for Licensure, 
or for Ordination shall be conducted at 2 P. M. any meeting of 
Presbytery. 

Rule 29. — The hour of convening of Presbytery shall be 10 A. M. 

Rule 30. — Presbytery shall ordinarily meet on Tuesday after the 
Second Sunday in January, April, July, and October. 

NOTE : The April and October meetings shall be the Stated 
Meetings, and the January and July meetings shall be the Adjourned 
Meetings. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, September 7, 1938. 

Orange Presbytery met by order of Synod, in the Church 
of The Covenant, Greensboro, N. C, on the above date, was 
called to order by Rev. W. T. Thompson, D. D. the last Mod- 
erator present and opened with prayer. 

The following were present : 

Ministers: M. S. Huske, N. R. Claytor, W. T. Thompson, 
F. H. Morris, C. G. Smith, J. R. McGregor, D. J. Blackwell, 
A. V. Gibson, W. M. Baker, and W. E. Harrop. Elders: Mc- 
Bride Holt, Graham ; T. L. Smith, Leaksville ; W. B. Milner, 
Reidsville. 

On motion the date of the Fall Meeting of Presbytery was 
changed from October 11th to October 13th, 1938. 

The Minutes were approved and Presbytery adjourned to 
meet in the Bethel Church, McLeansville, N. C, on Thursday 
October 13th at 10 A. M. 

W. T. THOMPSON, Moderator 
C. N. MORRISON, Permanent Clerk 
Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 

McLeansville, N. C, October 13. 1938. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 338th Stated Session 
in the Bethel Presbyterian Church on the above date at 10 :00 
A. M. and after a sermon by the retiring Moderator, Rev. N. 
R. Claytor, from Matthew 22 :37, the Presbytery was constitu- 
ted with prayer by the Moderator. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. E. Adkins W. F Sheppard Piedmont 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay 

J. T. Barham 

D. J. Blackwell T. L. Smith Leaksville 

R. Holman El-Bethel 

J. F. Brown ,_Geo. M. Powell Burlington 2nd. 

E. H. Clarke 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook 

A. P. Dickson Chas E. Kerschner Buffalo (G) 

L. T. Edgerton A. M. Shepherd Springwood 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

N. N. Fleming J. E. Covington Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson S. H. Campbell Sanford 

E. E. Gillespie, D. D. 

W. E. Harrop McBride Holt Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D. D 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D 

M. S. Huske 

J. S. Jones 

W. P. Jones P. N. Pritchett Westminster 

J. W. Mann T. E. Allison Eno 

J. R. McGregor, Th. D. 

J. M. Millard D. C. Stewart Alamance 

F. Hubert Morris H. T. Lea Spray 

C. N. Morrison K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

J. W. Wicker White Hill 

Chas. F. Myers, D. D. J. J. Phoenix Greensboro 1st. 

W. A. Pate 

J. K Roberts 

C G. Smith, D. D 

W. T. Thompson, D. D. 

R. F. Whitley 

K. L. Whittington C. M. McLean Bessemer 

C. L. Wicker 

R. Murphy Williams _' C. J. Angle Church of Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D. D. F. B. Smith High Point 

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The following brethern were introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as visiting brethern — Rev. W. W. Finlator of the 
Baptist Church, and Rev. L. A. Davis of the Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery. 

. Rev. K. L. Whittington was unanimously elected Modera- 
tor, and Rev. J. W. Mann Temporary Clerk. 

The Committee on Orders made report through the Chair- 
man, Rev. L. T. Edgerton recommending the following hours 
of session : That Presbytery recess for lunch at 12 :30 p. m. 
and for supper at 5 :30 p. m., this report with the following 
docket was adopted : — 

DOCKET 

Orange Presbytery-338th Session-Bethel Church, McLeansville, N. C. 
Thursday October 13th, 1938 Beginning at 10 A. M. 

1. Opening Sermon — Rev. N. R. Claytor. 

2. Presbytery constituted with Prayer — Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report of the Committee on Orders — Rev. L. T. Edgerton. 

5. Adoption of the Docket. 

6. Reading of Communications. 

7. Appointment of Standing Committees — 

1) Call & Supplies — Chairman of Home Missions, 1 Minister 
1 Elder. 

2) Installations 3 members. 

3) Nominations 5 members. 

4) Auditing 3 members. 

5) Thanks 3 members. 

8. Reception of Candidates, licensures, Ordinations — Report 

Through the Committee on Christian Education & Ministeri- 
al Relief. 

9. Calls or Dismissions. 

10. Report of Special Committee on Questions from the Gen- 
eral Assembly — Dr. Hodgin. 

11. Report of Stated Clerk on Statistical Report to Synod. 

12. Report of Committee on Ministers' Annuity Fund — Dr. Mc- 

Gregor. 

13. Report of Committee to install J. F. Brown at Burlington 
2nd — J. S. Jones. 

14. Saxapahaw & Wentworth Churches — Dr. Hodgin. 

15. Historical Sketch of Bethel Church. 

16. Report of Special Committee on Flora MacDonald College 
Development Program — S. A. White. 

17. Report of Executive Committees — 

1) Presbytery's Home Missions Committee — Hodgin & Dick- 
son. 

2) Synod's & Assembly's Home Missions — Millard. 

3) Christian Education & Ministerial Relief — Huske. 

4) Educational Institutions — Barclay. 

5) Orphans — Baker. 

6) Religious Education — Fleming. 



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18. Memorial to Rev. W. W. McMorries— Elder C. C. Smith and 
Rev. R. F. Whitley. 

19. Report of Treasurers. 

20. Report of Standing Committees. 

21. Unfinished Business. 

22. Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

23. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 

STANDING ORDERS 

2. P. M. Reception of Candidates — Huske. 

3 P. M. Popular Meeting on Educational Institutions — Barclay. 
7 :30 P. M. Popular Meeting on Home Missions — Dickson. 
NOTE — Please bring your minutes of 1938 Assembly to Presby- 
tery. 

A Communication from Davidson College was referred to 
the Committee on Educational Institutions. 

A report of vacancies in the Presbytery was read and re- 
ferred to the Committee on Nominations. 

On motion the Committee of Vacancy and Supply was done 
away with by amending the Standing Rules of Presbytery 
and the Commission on The Minister and His Work was 
put in its place, and the Committee on Nominations was 
instructed to nominate members of this Commission-three 
Ministers and 2 Ruling Elders. 

Elder J. D. Clapp, on behalf of the Bethel Congregation, 
welcomed the Presbytery, to which welcome the Moderator re- 
sponded. 

On motion Presbytery requested the Clerk of Guilford 
Superior Court, Honorable A. Wayland Cooke, to appoint Rev. 
E. E. Gillespie, D. D., Trustee of the D. P. Foust Estate to 
succeed Rev. S. M. Rankin resigned. 

The Stated Clerk was instructed to prepare and send to Bro- 
ther Rankin resolutions of appreciation for his services as Trus- 
tee of this estate — the following resolution was sent : 

October 13, 1938 

REV. S. M. RANKIN, 
Greensboro, N. C. 
Dear Brother Rankin : 

As we learned today of your resignation of the position of Trus- 
tee of the D. P. Foust Estate as Representative of Orange Presby- 
tery, we were reminded once again of your long and faithful services 
to the Presbytery as the guardian of our material interests. 

And with this reminder, we recall that not alone in the material 
realm had you rendered long and faithful service, but we recalled 
how you had furthered the education work of our Presbytery, es- 
pecially as Trustee of our Flora Macdonald College. 

And then there came to our hearts the recollection of the great- 
er work you had done during those years when as pastor and evan- 
gelist in our Presbytery you had so earnestly and faithfully minis- 



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tered in "Spiritual Things" as you builded our Master's Kingdom 
among us. 

And now, as you have been forced to lay aside activity in these 
fields of former usefulness, we rejoice to know that you are just as 
truly serving our Presbytery and our Lord as you "Stand and Wait" 
and we would have you be mindful of the prayers and love of your 
brethren of the Presbyterv. 

N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk— For the Presbytery. 

The report of the Committee on Christian Education and 
Ministerial Relief was received and the recommendations 
adopted as follows : 

1. That the applications for renewal of loans, from the Fund for 
Education for the Ministry and Mission Service, from Candidate 
Ivan B. Wetmore now in his Senior year, and Candidate Roger M. 
Rice, Jr. now in his Junior year (both at Davidson College) be ap- 
proved. 

2. That Miss Pauline Ribelin of High Point be received as a 
Candidate for Mission Service and that her application for aid from 
the Executive Committee's Fund for Education for the Ministry and 
Mission Service be approved. 

M. S. HUSKE, Chairman. 

The Committee on Ministers' Annuity Fund (formerly dis- 
charged) was asked to set a time to consider the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund, and bring in a report at that time, the time was set 
for 2 p. m. 

Prayer was offered for Rev. S. M. Rankin and Mrs. Ran- 
kin. 

Rev. C. N. Morrison offered his resignation of the pastor- 
ate of the Buffalo Group of Churches in Lee County, and the 
churches not having yet held congregational meetings, Presby- 
tery voted to set Tuesday October 25th, 1938 at 11 A. M. to 
hold an adjourned meeting in the Sanford Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. N. R. Claytor was excused from further attendance 
upon this meeting of Presbytery, due to a funeral this afternoon 
in his church. 

Rev. C. N. Morrison tendered his resignation as Permanent 
Clerk of Presbytery which was accepted and the nomination of 
his successor was referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

The Ad-Interim Committee on the proposed amendments to 
the Confession of Faith and Catechisms made report through 
its chairman, Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Presbytery voted to con- 
sider the report by sections. The report was adopted by sec- 
tions and as a whole, and is as follows : 

Report of the Special Ad- Interim Committee on Matters Referred to 
the Presbytery by the General Assembly 

Your Special Committee on matters referred to Presbytery by 
the General Assembly for advice and consent beg leave to submit the 
following report : 



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1. With reference to the proposed changes in the Confession of 
Faith and the Catechisms, we recommend that the Presbytery give 
its consent to the changes in the Confession of Faith and the Cat- 
echism adopted by the General Assembly in their entirety. 

2. With reference to the two new chapters proposed to be added 
to the Confession of Faith, (to be known as Chapters IX and X), and 
the Brief Statement of Doctrine, referred to Presbytery for study 
and suggestions, we recommend that Presbytery express its approval 
of these additions to the Confession of Faith. 

3. With reference to the proposed amendment to the Book of 
Church Order concerning Title to Church Property, we recommend 
that Presbytery disapprove of this amendment. 

4. We recommend the approval of the adding the word LOVE 
after the word "Goodness" in the answer to question 4 of the Short- 
er Catechism. 

5. With reference to the recommendation of the Assembly that 
the Presbytery appoint a Permanent Advisory Committee on Divorce 
and Remarriage, we recommend that the Presbytery decline to ap- 
point this committee for the reason that it would be impractical for 
such a committee to function. 

6. That we approve the amendment in regard to receiving minis- 
ters from other denominations-p 60 General Assembly's Minutes 1938. 

C. E. HODGIN, Chairman 
F. M. HAWLEY 
R. MURPHY WILLIAMS 
J. J. PHOENIX, Committee. 
Presbytery took recess until 2 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 p. m. and was opened with hymn 
and prayer. 

Elder K. E. Seymour was excused after 3 :30 this afternoon. 
The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

Calls and Supplies: A. P. Dickson, C. E. Hodgin, and C. M. 
McLean. 

Installations: D. J. Blackwell, F. H. Morris, P. N. Pritchett. 

Nominations: W. E. Harrop, A. V. Gibson, J. F. Brown, J. J. 
Phoenix, McBride Holt. 

Auditing: J. W. Mann, J. E. Covington, T. L. Smith. 

Thanks: C. G. Smith, J. S. Cook, W. F. Sheppard. 

The Committee on Ministers' Annuity Fund made report 
which was received and the following recommendations adopt- 
ed : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE MINISTER'S 
ANNUITY FUND 

Recommendations : — 

1. That every church in Presbytery, which has not done so in 
1937-38, have an every member canvass for this Fund. 

2. That the Woman's Auxiliary of every Church be asked to un- 



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dertake the necessary leadership to raise the full quota for the 
Church. 

3. That our Committee seek to find men and women who might 
challenge our Churches by large gifts. 

j. r. McGregor 

On motion Dr. McGregor was asked to communicate 
with Dr. Sweets in regard to a change in the time of meet- 
ing of the chairmen of Presbyteries' Committees on the 
Ministers' Annuity Fund (to avoid a conflict with meet- 
ings already planned for other committees). 

The Stated Clerk made report on the report to Synod and 
was instructed to print the report in the minutes. The report 
follows : 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO SYNOD— 1938 

Ministers 45; Licentiates O; Communicants 12,037; Churches 
67; Value of Churches $1,956,600; Manses 30; Value of Manses 
$126,200; Candidates 4. 

Ministers Received — Rev. J. E. Adkins, September 21, 1937, 
from the Presbytery of Abingdon ; Rev. J. F. Brown, January 
11,1938, from the Presbytery of Macon. 

Ministers Dismissed — Rev. W. H. Allison, February 8, 1938, 
to the Presbytery of Savannah; Rev. J. R. Potts, April 12, 1938, 
to the Presbytery of Wilmington. 

Ministers Deceased — Rev. W. W. McMorries, February 1, 
1938. 

Pastoral Relations Established — Rev. L. T. Edgerton and 
East Burlington, October 3, 1937; Rev. J. E. Adkins and Pied- 
mont and Shiloh, October 17, 1937; Rev. J. F. Brown and Bur- 
lington 2nd, and Stony Creek, January 23, 1938; Rev. F. Hubert 
Morris and Spray, May 29, 1938. 

Pastoral Relations Dissolved — Rev. W. H. Allison and Spray, 
February 8, 1938. 

Candidates Received — F. Hubert Morris from Winston-Salem 
Presbytery, May 17, 1938. 

Candidates Licensed— F. Hubert Morris, May 17, 1938. 
Licentiates Ordained— F. Hubert Morris, May 29, 1938. 
On Motion the former committee on Ministers' Annuity 
Fund was made our Permanent Committee on the Fund until it 
be raised, (for the personnel see page 126). 

Rev. J. S. Jones made report on the Installation of Rev. J. 
F. Brown at Burlington 2nd Church, and the clerk was instruct- 
ed to record the report when it reaches him if in order. The 
report is as follows : 

Report of the Commission to Install Rev. J. F. Brown at Burlington 

2nd Church 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. J. F. Brown pastor of 
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23, 1838 at 11 A. M. with the following members present, Rev. J. S. 
Jones and Elder Paul Morrow. 

Rev. J. S. Jones presided, preached, propounded the constitu- 
tional questions, and charged the Pastor, Elder Paul Morrow charg- 
ed the congregation all in the prescribed order. 

The meeting was opened and closed with prayer, and the minutes 
were approved. 

J. S. JONES 
PAUL MORROW 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin made report for the Committee on Sax- 
apahaw Church, stating that in the judgment of the Committee 
the church should be dissolved and so recommended, and that 
the Stated Clerk be instructed to give letters to the churches of 
their choice to the few remaining members. The report was 
adopted and the clerk was so instructed. 

On the Wentworth Church, Dr. Hodgin reported that noth- 
ing had been done recently and asked that Rev. M. S. Huske 
be added to the committee, the committee was continued with 
the addition of Mr. Huske. 

Elder J. D. Clapp read the following sketch of the Bethel 
Church which was adopted and Presbytery expressed its ap- 
preciation to Mrs. Walter Wharton for its preparation. 

BETHEL CHURCH HISTORY 

In the year 1812 Bethel Presbytery Church was organized and a 
building erected on land donated by two brothers, James and Joe 
Gibson, where the Gibsonville cemetery is now located. 

The membership was small and the building crude, with no 
means of heating and the people came for miles on horse back 
through the coldest winter weather, often with snow on the ground 
and sat shivering through the long service with no thought of hard- 
ship. James Gibson, John Smith, Alexander Grey and Elisha Whar- 
ton were elected Ruling Elders, and it is interesting to note that of 
Elisha Wharton's eight sons, six became Ruling Elders, one a Dea- 
con and one a Preacher. 

Since the church was organized to the present time it has not 
been without one of his descendants as a Ruling Elder and there are 
now four Ruling Elders serving this church who are direct descend- 
ents of Elisha Wharton and also two of our Deacons. 

Because a tract of land was donated by Purnel Chance, "For the 
purpose of building a house for the worship of God", and because it 
was a much more convenient location, the Trustees of the Church 
deemed it wise to move to the present location. 

A small frame building was erected near where the old session 
house now stands. 

In 1847 this church was grouped with Buffalo, later with Alam- 
ance, and at present with Springwood. 

As the membership increased and became more prosperous the 
present building was erected in 1856. It was remodeled and greatly 
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much of its dignity and beauty is due to his interest and untiring 
efforts. 

The first pastor of the church was Rev. Samuel Paisley and two 
of his descendants are now serving as Ruling Elders. Under the 
present pastor Rev. L. T. Edgerton, the interest and attendance has 
been unusually good. 

Surrounded by century old oaks, the old stone enclosed cemetery 
lying just back of it, it would be hard to find a more peaceful or fit- 
ting place in which to worship God than old Bethel Church. 

MRS. WALTER WHARTON 

Rev. Jonas Barclay made a verbal report on Educational In- 
stitutions. 

Under this report Presbytery Rev. W. T. Thompson was 
heard on Union Theological Seminary. 

Mr. S. A. White, Chairman of Presbytery's Flora Macdon- 
ald Development Program Committee made report, and pend- 
ing its adoption presbytery heard Rev. L. A. Davis, Director 
of the Program. 

The report of the Committee was then adopted as follows : 
TO THE PRESBYTERY OF ORANGE 
In Session At Bethel Church, McLeansville, N. C, October 13, 1938. 
BRETHREN :— 

This is the first report of your special committee on the Flora 
MacDonald College Development Program which was appointed at 
the Mid-Summer meeting of the Presbytery. 

There have been three meetings of the committee. The first 
two, September 6th and 7th, held in Church of Covenant in Greens- 
boro, resulted in the organization of committee with S. A. White of 
Mebane as Chairman and Rev. N. N. Fleming of Mebane as Secre- 
tary. The third meeting was held at Burlington September 27, 1938 
with eleven members present. 

Of the original 17 members appointed, three have found it im- 
possible to serve : Dr. Frank P. Graham of Chapel Hill, Mr. Robert 
White of Burlington, and Mrs. Victor King of Sanford. 

In view of this fact and also because your committee feels that 
the work of the committee will be furthered through such a course, 
we request that Presbytery at this meeting request the nominating 
committee to nominate to this meeting of Presbytery the names of 
additional members for the committee. The Chairman and Secretary 
will be glad to meet with the nominating committee. 

At the meeting on September 27th the following recommenda- 
tion was adopted : That the time for the campaign in Orange Pres- 
bytery be January and February 1939, and that all of our churches be 
urged to give this cause right-of-way during this time. 

It is to be understood that there are certain local conditions in 
certain churches which would make it inadvisable to carry out the 
campaign during the months of January and February. However, it 
is imperative that the Committee be given entire cooperation from 
such Churches, and that they be permitted to conduct the campaign 
at the earliest feasible time after the months of January and Feb- 
ruary 1939. 



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The Executive Committee of the Special Committee, consisting 
of S. A. White, J. Harvey White and Rev. N. N. Fleming, were in- 
structed by the committee to recommend to Presbytery the amount 
which would be the goal for Orange Presbytery. Their recommenda- 
tion is that the sum of $144,046.00 be accepted. 

Your Committee requests that Presbytery hear Rev. L. A. Davis, 
director of the Flora Macdonald College Development Program, in 
connection with this report. 

Respectfully, 

S. A. WHITE, Chairman 

Rev. W. M. Baker introduced the following resolutions 
which were adopted : 

Since the orderly and efficient work of the church depends 
so vitally upon the information contained in the printed minutes 
of Presbytery. Therefore be it resolved : 

1. That the Minutes of Orange Prasbytery be printed twice each 
year; following the Spring Meeting and the Fall Meeting. 

2. That the cost of printing the Minutes of Presbytery constitute 
a first claim upon the contingent funds of Presbytery. 

Rev. C. G. Smith, Treasurer of Presbytery, read letter from 
the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly in regard to Pres- 
bytery's financial arrears. 

On motion Presbytery voted to reconsider the action taken 
in regard to printing Presbytery's Minutes. 

Presbytery voted not to rescind the action taken in regard 
to printing the Minutes of Presbytery. 

Presbytery appointed the following Commission composed 
of the Stated Clerk, Treasurer, Rev. W. E. Harrop, with Elders 
J. J. Phoenix, and McBride Holt to visit the churches in arrears 
in the Presbytery Tax and affect an adjustment. 

A quorum of the above commission was fixed at two min- 
isters and one elder. 

The report on Synod's Home Missions was received and 
the following recommendations adopted : 

1. That Presbytery and individual churches give more prayerful 
and earnest attention to the churches' chief work of soul saving. 

2. That the committee may meet its obligations and move for- 
ward into new and inviting fields, we recommend a supplementary 
offering for this work on the second Sunday of September 1939 by 
churches, Sunday Schools, and Auxiliaries. 

3. And that the missionary spirit may grow in the hearts of 
our people, we urge all pastors, sessions, and auxiliary presidents to 
work toward putting the Presbyterian News in every home in the 
Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 

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The report on Assembly's Home Missions was received 
and the following recommendations adopted : 

1. That every church see that the Assembly's Missions receive 
its full quota of benevolent gifts. 

2. That every church press evangelism with renewed energy in 
every way possible and especially insist upon personal evangelism. 

3. That the period, October 2nd — November 6th be set apart as 
a special season for Home Mission Study and that the week ending 
November 6th be a week of prayer and self-denial and an offering 
for this cause be made and that the Mission Book, "City Shadows," 
be used in all the organizations of the Church. 

4. That June be observed as Assembly's Home Missions month 
with the use of the material provided by the Educational Depart- 
ment. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J. M. MILLARD 

Rev. W. M. Baker, Chairman of the Committee on Orphans 
made the report and the following recommendations were adopt- 
ed : 

1. That Presbytery allow Mr. W. H. Holderness to select his 
Committee in Orange Presbytery to do the work committed to him 
by Synod, namely : To stimulate the Thanksgiving Offering and in- 
crease the regular giving to this cause. 

2. That each Church be urged to appoint a Committee to co- 
operate with Presbytery's Committee in the local Church. 

3. That the Pastors and Elders make it their care to see that 
each home in their congregation receives a copy of the "Barium 
Messenger" regularly, there is no subscription charge for this paper. 

4. That our churches be urged to give one offering per month 
from their Sunday Schools as far as possible. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Committee 
on Religious Education : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

During the summer months 35 churches held 36 Daily Vacation 
Bible Schools with 352 adult workers for a total of 282 days, enroll- 
ing a total of 2923 at a cost of $271.67. 

Miss Frances Whitted was sent to us for six weeks by the 
Synod's Religious Education Committee and worked in four schools, 
we would express our thanks to Miss Whitted and to the Committee 
for her services. 

In the Young People's Work, Presbytery went back to the Dis- 
trict Plan for our rallies, four being held with a total attendance of 
334 from 37 churches, the largest number attending the Asheboro 
Rally with 12 out of the 13 churches of that District being represent- 
ed with an attendance of 114. 

In view of the enlarged responsibility which our Synod's Relig- 
ious Education Committee has had committed to it, we urge that our 
churches see that this Committee receive the full percentage assign- 
ed it in the apportionment to the Causes. 

N. N. FLEMING, Chairman 



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Rev. W. P. Jones made announcement concerning the Reg- 
ional Leadership Training School to he held at the First Pres- 
byterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on October 17th-21st. 

Rev. R. F. Whitley read the memorial to Rev. W. W. Mc- 
Morries which was adopted and Rev. M. S. Huske led the Pres- 
bytery in a prayer of gratitude for the life and services of Bro- 
ther McMorries, and for God's blessing on his sister, the me- 
morial follows : 

REV. W. W. McMORRIES 

Rev. W. YV. McMorries was born at Beth Eden in Newberry 
County, S. C, April 17, 1859. He was the son of John McMorries of 
Newberry and Elizabeth Hawthorne of Due West. 

His father was wounded in one of the battles around Richmond 
and died soon afterwards, leaving this infant son. Several years 
later his mother married L. A. Hawkins. 

Dr. William Moffatt Grier married Nancy M. McMorries, an 
aunt of Will McMorries. At an early age they took this boy into 
their home and sent him to school until he graduated from Erskine 
College. 

W. W. McMorries taught a year at Elks, S. C. The following 
summer he had a long spell of typhoid fever and during this time God 
called him to preach the gospel. 

Dr. Grier invited him to his home and sent him through the The- 
ological Seminary. He then received a call to preach in his home 
churches, King's Creek and Cannon's Creek. He served them for many 
years. He went over to the Presbyterian Church U. S. and served 
chages at Hazelhurst, Ga., Barnesville, Ga., Parsons, W. Va., and 
Caswell County, N. C. 

Rev. Mr. AIcMorries was gifted with an easy flow of language. 
His sermons were deep and impressive and interspersed with ap- 
propriate illustrations. His prayers were beautiful. 

He died at his home in Atlanta, Ga., February 1, 1938. For a 
number of years his sister, Mrs. Lila Bonner Abrams, lived with him. 
He was buried beside his mother in the cemetery at Beth Eden. 

C. G. SMITH 
ROY F. YYHITLEY 

Presbytery adopted the following Resolution of Thanks by 
a rising vote : 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Resolved : We wish to acknowledge the gracious entertainment 
accorded the meeting of Orange Presbvterv at Bethel Presbvtrian 
Church, October 13, 1938. 

We note with satisfaction the appointments of the Church, beau- 
tiful within and without, as hospitable in appearance as the friendli- 
ness of its people. 

Our thanks are due to Mr. J. D. Clapp for his convincing words 
of welcome, to Rev. L. T. Edgerton who adorned the office of host 



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pastor and to the ladies who prepared and served such delicious and 
abundant food. 

J. S. COOK 

C. G. SMITH 

W. F. SHEPHERD 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Committee 
on Nominations : 

On the Examining Committee on English Bible ; Rev. F. H. 
Morris in the place of Rev. C. G. Smith, making the Committee Revs. 
F. H. Morris, W. E. Harrop, and J. M. Millard. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work : Revs. C. E. Hod- 
gin, 3 years ; N. N. Fleming, 2 years ; F. M. Hawley, 1 year ; Mr. H. 
W. Scott, 3 years ; Mr. J. W. Simpson, 2 years. 

Additional Members of the Flora Macdonald College Develop- 
ment Program Committee: T. J. Mitchell, Burlington 1st; W. L. 
Sharpe, Alamance; H. G. West, Westminster; Mrs. D. W. Wright, 
Bethesda; Miss Clara Wilcox, Euphronia ; Mrs. J. M. Saunders, 
Chapel Hill; T. B. Thompson, Red House; Mrs. F. H. Morris, Spray; 
Hal. F. Latta, Hillsboro ; Mrs. Eva Acree, Jonesboro ; Mrs. J. E. Sell- 
ars, Cross Roads; J. S. Waynick, Burlington 2nd; W. L. Wharton, 
Bethel; Lonnie Thompson, Piedmont. 

Trustee of Presbytery: Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D. to succeed 
Judge T. J. Shaw, deceased. 

Permanent Clerk : Rev. J. W. Mann to succeed Rev. C. N. Mor- 
rison, (1939), resigned. 

W. E. HARROP, Chairman 

Presbytery instructed the Churches in Buffalo (Lee) field to 
be ready to settle with Rev. C. N. Morrison at Sanford at the 
adjournment meeting, October 25th. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to hold the Mid- Winter 
Meeting in the First Presbytery Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
Tuesday January 10, 1939 at 10 A. M. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery took 
recess until 7 :30 p. m. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened in popular meeting on Home Mis- 
sions at 7 p. m. and opened with a devotional service with Rev. 
A. P. Dickson, Chairman of Presbytery's Home Missions Com- 
mittee, presiding. 

The report of the Committee was then presented. 

Pending the adoption of the report Presbytery heard Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin, Superintendent of Presbyters's Home Missions, 
Revs. J. S. Cook, J. W. Mann, R. F. Whitley, and J. E. Adkins. 

Rev. K. L. Whittington announced the celebration of the 
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Bessemer Church on November 
20th and extended an invitation to attend the celebration. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 241 



The report of the Committee was then adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

Your Committee is glad to report that all of our Home Mission 
churches are supplied with regular pastors who are rendering faith- 
ful and efficient service. Some of our fields have made marked pro- 
gress during the year. The Shiloh church has completed a manse 
costing $3,115.00, all of which has been paid except $1,000.00. This 
balance was borrowed from the Synod's Church and Manse League 
and will be paid in monthly payments. The church assumed the 
whole responsibility for building the manse, and this little church of 
87 members is worthy of high commendation for what it has accom- 
plished. The Rev. J. Earle Adkins and his family moved into the 
manse in July and are happy to be in their new and convenient home. 

The Piedmont church has also made remarkable progress. The 
Church and Sunday School have both doubled their attendance dur- 
ing the past twelve months, and 71 members have been added to the 
Church. The church building has had a new coat of paint which has 
greatly improved its appearance. There is urgent need now for 
more Sunday School rooms. The church is endeavoring to^pay off 
the balance of the debt on its manse during this year. 

Rev. K. L. Whittington is planning a Home-coming and Rally 
Day service at Bessemer church in November, at which time he 
hopes to be able to pay off the balance of the debt on the church 
and have the building dedicated. It will be a great relief to the con- 
gregation to have this debt removed, as it has hampered the work 
of the church all during the years of the depression. 

The Farmville church in Rev. C. L. Wicker's field has made the 
final payment on its church building. It is a substantial brick build- 
ing which was formerly used for school purposes, and is so con- 
structed that Sunday School rooms can be easily added when need- 
ed. 

Rev. N. R. Claytor reports that the little Community church is 
making good progress with the work of adding Sunday School rooms 
to that church. 

Rev. Roy F. Whitley reports that three of his churches have in- 
stalled electric lights and he is now holding evening services in those 
churches. He also reports progress in the Young People's work. 
The Young People are organized and having regular meetings in all 
of his churches. 

The Glenwood church has made progress this year towards self- 
support, and expects to be entirely self-supporting next year. Rev. 
R. K. Davenport conducted an evangelistic meeting at this church 
this summer at which there was a good ingathering. 

Nearly all of our Home Mission churches report successful Daily 
Vacation Bible Schools and evangelistic meetings, though some of 
our churches have postponed their meeting until this fall. We would 
urge all of our churches which have not had their meetings to ar- 
range to hold them before the bad winter weather sets in. Our Sup- 
erintendent is available for meetings in our Home Mission churches 
at any time. Call on him when you need him. 

We are glad to report that all of our Home Mission pastors have 
received their salaries in full up to Oct. 1st. This was made possible 



242 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



by the help of the special offerings in Churches, Sunday Schools and 
Auxiliaries in June. We wish to thank all those churches that re- 
sponded to this call in June, and would most earnestly request those 
which have not responded to do so yet. Funds will be sorely need- 
ed for the next few months to meet the salaries of our workers as 
they become due. We would also request the churches to send their 
regular offerings monthly so that our faithful workers may receive 
their salaries the first of each month. 

More information will be given at the popular meeting in the 
interest of Home Missions this evening. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A P. DICKSON, Chairman 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery ad- 
journed with a hymn and prayer and the benediction to meet in 
the Sanford Presbyterian Church on Tuesday October 25, 1938 
at 11 a. m. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON, Moderator 
C. N. MORRISON, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

NOTE — No directory is appended to this minute, see page 202. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 243 



ADJOURNED MEETING 

Sanford, N. C, October 25, 1938. 

Pursuant to adjournment, Orange Presbytery met on the 
above date in the Sanford Presbyterian Church at 10 A. M. 
and was opened with prayer by Rev. J. R. McGregor, Rev. 
K. L. Whittington, Moderator, presided. 

The following were present : 

MINISTERS: O. C. Williamson, C. N. Morrison, J. R. Mc- 
Gregor, C. E. Hodgin, C. L. Wicker, W. A. Pate, Jonas Barclay, 
K. L. Whittington and A. V. Gibson. 

ELDERS: K. E. Seymour, Buffalo (L) ; J. W. Wicker, White 
Hall; D. A. Mcintosh, Pocket; and J. M. Wilcox, Euphronia. 

The Moderator requested Rev. A. V. Gibson to act 
as Clerk. 

Rev. C. N. Morrison presented his resignation as Pastor 
of the Buffalo (L), White Hill, Pocket, and Euphronia 
churches, and asked that the pastoral relationship between 
himself and the churches be dissolved. 

Representatives from each of the Churches stated that 
the churches concurred with Mr. Morrison in his request. 

It was noted that the Buffalo (L) Church was in arrears 
in the Pastor's salary and the representative was directed to 
urge the church to raise this before Mr. Morrison left. 

On motion the resignation of Mr. Morrison was accepted 
by Presbytery, the pastoral relations dissolved, and a letter 
of dismission was granted him to the Presbytery of Mecklen- 
burg. 

On motion the Stated Clerk was instructed to write a letter 
to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg expressing our esteem for 
Mr. Morrison. 

The Minutes were approved and Presbytery adjourned, 
with prayer, to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, N. C, on Tuesday, January 10th, 1939 at 10 A. M. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON, Moderator. 
A. V. GIBSON, Clerk Pro Tern. 
Attest : N. N. FLEMING, Stated Clerk. 



244 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



ROLL OF PRESBYTERY— FALL OF 1938 

J. E. Adkins Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. Baker Mebane, N. C. 

Jonas Barclay Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. Barham 1518 Lexington Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

D. J. Blackwell Leaksville, N. C. 

H. S. Bradshaw, D. D Chapel Hill, N. C. 

J. C. Brown Mattoax, Va. 

J. F. Brown., Burlington, N. C. 

D. S. Chalabie 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

E. H. Clarke Box 63, Reidsville, N. C. 

N. R. Claytor Milton, N. C. 

J. S. Cook R-l, Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. Dickson R-2, Greensboro, N. C 

L. T. Edgerton Whitsett, N. C. 

N. N. Fleming R-5, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. Gibson Sanford, N. C. 

E E. Gillespie, D. D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. Gilmore, D. D.___ 5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 

P. H. Gwynn, Sr Leaksville, N. C. 

P. H. Gwynn, Ph. D -Davidson, N. C. 

W. E. Harrop Graham, N. C. 

F. M. Hawley, D. D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. Huske Reidsville, N. C. 

J. S. Jones R-3, Mebane, N. C. 

W. P. Jones, 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. McGregor, Th. D Burlington, N. C. 

J. W. Mann Cedar Grove, N. C. 

J. M. Millard R-4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. N. Morrison R-l, Sanford, N. C. 

F. H. Morris Leaksville, N. C. 

C. F. Myers, D. D Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. Pate Jonesboro, N. C. 

S. M. Rankin 130 Tate St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. K. Roberts Greensboro, N. C. 

L. B. Schenck Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. Smith, D. D Asheboro, N. C. 

Wade C. Smith, cfo S. S. Times, Philadelphia, Pa. 

D H. Stewart Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. T. Thompson, D. D Union Theo. Seminary, Richmond, Va. 

R. F. Whitley Yanceyville, N. C. 

C. L. Wicker Gulf, N. C. 

R. M. Williams 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. Williamson, D. D 641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 245 



INDEX 



Adkins, J. E. — Received from Abingdom Presbytery 152 

Called to Piedmont and Shiloh Churches 161 

Commission to Install 162 

Installation reported 172 

Allison, W. H.-^Moderator 114, 141 

Sermon by 141 

Resigns Spray 176 

Resolution from Spray 177 

Pastoral Relation Dissolved 176 

Dismissed to Savannah Presbytery 176 

American Bible Society, Communication from 120 

Bethel Church, History of 235 

Blue, F. S., Permission to labor outside Presbytery 115 

Dismissed to Granville Presbytery 142 

Bradshaw, H. S., Resigned Hillsboro 181, 199 

Pastoral Relation Dissolved 199 

Brown, J. F., Received from Macon Presbytery 167 

Called Burlington 2nd and Stony Creek 167 

Commission to Install 174 

Installed Stony Creek 184 

Installed Burlington 2nd. 234 

Buffalo (L), Committee to confer with Pastor and Session 194 

Calah Church, Property to be sold 133 

Changes in Confession of Faith and Catechisms 171, 232 

Claytor, N. R., Moderator 180 

Sermon by 229 

Commission to adjust arrears on Presbyterial Tax 237 

Commission on Minister and His Work 231 

Commissioners to Assembly, Elected 120, 197 

Report 145, 206 

Committees — Reports 

Auditing (Permanent) 136, 196 

Auditing (Standing) 127, 196 

Assembly's Home Missions 121, 238 

Christian Ed. and Ministerial Relief 130, 145, 191, 232 

Educational Institutions 157, 236 

Flora Macdonald Dev. Program 236 

Foreign Missions 124, 160, 166, 189 

Leave of Absence 134, 148, 162 



On Manual and Standing Rules ___122, 133, 143, 161, 212, 227 



246 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Ministers' Annuity Fund 126, 171, 185, 233 

Nominations 122, 135, 162, 196, 209, 240 

Orders (See also Docket) 115 

Orphans 151, 238 

Presbytery's Home Missions 118, 163, 183, 241 

Religious Education 127, 143, 160, 191, 238 

Sessional Records 133, 187 

Statistics 131, 190 

Stewardship 134, 167, 194 

Synod's Home Missions 120, 237 

Thanks 133, 146, 163, 189, 210, 239 

Woman's Work 130, 188 

Cook, Hon. A. Waylon, Petition to 231 

Davenport, R. K. — Sermon by 122 

Diamond Jubilee — Committee Discharged 130 

Dick, F. M. — Labor within and without bounds of Presbytery 115 

Dismissed to Meridan Presbytery, U. S. A. 142 

Directory 136, 202 

Docket— 335th Session— Alamance, July 6, 1937 141 

336th Session— Red House, Sept. 21, 1937 151 

337th Session— Red Springs, April 11, 1938 180 

Summer Adjourned — Spray, July 12, 1938 205 

338th Session— Bethel October 13, 1938 230 

Edgerton, L. T. — Bethel increases salary 142 

Called to East Burlington 147, 161 

Commission to Install 162 

Installed 173 

Elim Church (col), Communication from 120, 181 

Federal Council — Overture to re-enter 122 

Approved Question from Assembly 156 

Flora Macdonald College — 1938 Campaign Approved 116 

Development Program 209 

Gillespie, E. E. — Trustee D. P. Foust Estate Recommended 231 

Gilmore, R. C. — Recommended to Com. on Min. Relief 145 

Glenwood — Increases Pastor's Salary 181, 197 

Goldston Church — Property transfer 123 

Gwynn, P. PL, Jr. — Sermon by 150 

Inspirational Meeting 122 

Jones, J. S. — Sermon by 114 

Jones, W. P.— Report of Committee on 117 

Examined for Ordination 118 

Commission to Ordain and Install 126 

Ordained and Installed 146 

Leave of Absence — Committee abolished T62 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 247 



Mann, J. W. — Resigns as Secretary of Stewardship 123 

Temporary Clerk 42, 97, 230 

Permanent Clerk 241 

McMorries, W. W. — Deceased 191 

Memorial, Committee on 191 

Memorial ___239 

Meetings of Presbytery 

Called, Greensboro, March 15, 1937 113 

334th— Mebane, April 13, 1937 114 

335th— Alamance, July 6, 1937 141, 143 

336th— Red House, September 21, 1937 150 

Winter— Graham, January 11, 1938 165 

Called — Greensboro, February 8, 1938 176 

337th— Red Springs, April 11, 1938 179 

Called— Mebane, May 17, 1938 199 

Summer— Spray, July 12, 1938 205 

Called — Greensboro, September 7, 1938 228 

338th— Bethel, October 13, 1938 229 

Adjourned, Sanford, October 25, 1938 243 

Ministers' Annuity Fund — Committee discharged 185 

Re-elected 234 

Minutes of General Assembly — Committee on 207 

Report 232 

Morrison, C. N.— Resigned Buffalo (L) Group 233, 243 

Resigned Permanent Clerk 232 

Pastoral Relation Dissolved 243 

Dismissed to Mecklenburg Presbytery 243 

Letter of Esteem 243 

Overture to General Assembly — Leadership Books 174 

Morris, F. H.— Candidate Received 199 

Licensed 200 

Called to Spray 200 

Commission to Ordain and Install 200 

Ordained and Installed 207 

Pate, W. A. — Ordained and Installed, Jonesboro, Broadway 

St. Andrews 115 

Called to Salem 142 

Commission to Install 148 

Installed 157 

Potts, J. R.— Report 187 

Permission to labor outside Presbytery 187 

Dismissed to Wilmington Presbytery 188 

Questions from General Assembly 148, 166, 232 

Rankin, S. M.— Trustee of Presbytery Resigned 129 



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Financial Agent Resigned 132 

Rankin, S. M— Resolutions of Presbytery 132, 231 

Red House — Historical Sketch 154 

Regional Leadership School 238 

Rennie, Joseph — Dismissed to Granville Presbytery 152 

Resolution on Printing Minutes 237 

Ribelin, Miss Pauline — Recommended for aid 233 

Rice, Roger — Recommended for aid 233 

Roberts, J. K. — Received from Kanawha Presbytery 142 

Roll— Summer, 1937 140 

Fall, 1937 149 

Fall, 1938 244 

Saxapahaw Church 148, 197 

Dissolved 235 

Standing Rules (See Index on Standing Rules) 212-227 

Statistical Reports, 1937 153 

1938 235 

Vacancy and Supply — Committee abolished 232 

Wetmore, Ivan B. — Recommended for aid 233 

Whittington, K. L.— Moderator 230 



MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 249 



INDEX 

TO STANDING RULES FOUND ON PAGES 212-227 

Candidates 222, 223 

Committees : 

Executive 218-221 

Assembly's Home Missions 219 

Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion 220 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 219 

Educational Institutions 220 

Foreign Missions 218 

Orphan's Home 220 

Presbytery's Home Missions 218 

Religious Education 220 

Stewardship 221 

Synod's Home Missions 219 

Woman's Work 220 

Permanent — Auditing, Examining, Historical, 

Printed Records 221 

Special 216 

Standing 216, 217 

Auditing 217 

Calls and Supplies 216 

Installations 216 

Minutes of Synod 217 

Nominations 217 

Orders 217 

Sessional Records 216 

Statistical 216 

Thanks 217 

Standing for Fall 218, 219 

Government 212 

Licentiates 222 

Ministerial Supplies 222 

Miscellaneous Rules 226 

Moderator 213 

Officers 212 

Permanent Clerk 214 

Sessions of Churches 224, 226 

Standing Orders 226, 227 

Stated Clerk 213 

Temporary Clerk 214 

Treasurers 214 



250 MINUTES OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



Trustees 

Davidson College 215 

Flora Macdonald College 215 

Glade Valley High School 215 

Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent End. Fund 215 

Of Presbytery 214 

Peace Junior College 215 



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MINUTES 

—OF THE— 



Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
January 10, 1939 

THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-NINTH SESSION 
Presbyterian Church, Madison, N. C. 
April 11, 1939 



ROLL OF PRESBYTERY— WINTER OF 1938-9 



J. E. ADKINS R-l, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. BARHAM 1518 Lexington Ave, Greensboro, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL Leaksville, N. C. 

H. S. BRADSHAW, D. D Chapel Hill, N. C. 

J. C. BROWN, * Mattoax, Va. 

J. F. BROWN Burlington, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

E. H. CLARKE Box 63, Reidsville, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOKE R-l, Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON R-2, Greensboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Whitsett, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING R-l, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D. D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D. D.__5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 

P. H. GWYNN, PH.D Davidson, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D. D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D. D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

J. S. JONES R-3, Mebane, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, TH.D Burlington, N. C. 

J. W. MANN Cedar Grove, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD R-4, Greensboro, N. C. 

F. H. MORRIS Leaksville, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D. D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE Jonesboro, N. C. 

J. K. ROBERTS 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH, D. D Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH % Sunday School Times, Philadelphia, Pa. 

D. H. STEWART Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSO'N, D. D.__Union Theo. Seminary, Richmond, Va. 

R. F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Bessemer Branch, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 South Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D. D.__641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 

* Deceased. 



WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, January 10, 1939. 

Orange Presbytery met in its Regular Winter Ad- 
journed Session on the above date at 10 a. m. in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. K. L. Whittington, and constituted 
with prayer. The morning devotional service was led by 
Rev. J. K. Roberts. 

The roll call showed the following present : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay D. Lacy Alston Pittsboro 

J. T. Barham 

D. J. Blackwell A. H. Stone Leaksville 

N. R. Claytor 

A. P. Dickson Chas. E. Kerchner Buffalo (G) 

L. T. Edgerton A. M. Shepherd Springwood 

N. N. Fleming J. Earl Covington Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson S. H. Campbell Sanford 

W. E. Harrop McBride Holt Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D. D 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D 

M. S. Huske 

J. W. Mann 

J. M. Millard H. S. Andrew Alamance 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D 

Chas. F. Myers, D. D Jno. W. Simpson Greensboro First 

J. K. Roberts 

D. H. Stewart 

K. L. Whittington J. T. Ellis Bessemer 

R. Murphy Williams John C. Cutts Covenant 

0. C. Williamson, D. D Logan Porter High Point 

L. E. Beard Hillsboro 

G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

Roy P. Barber Westminster 

—22 —15 

The. Committee on Orders made report through the 
pastor of the host church, Dr. Meyers recommending 
hours 10:00 a. m. to 12:30 p. m., reconvene at 2:00 p. m. 
and adjourn at will. This report was adopted and with 
it the following docket : 

(253) 



254 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



DOCKET 

— OF— 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Winter Meeting, First Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Beginning at 10 A. M., January 10, 1939 
Rev. K. L. Whittington, Moderator 

1. Opening Devotional — Presbytery Constituted with Prayer. 

2. Roll Call, Election of Temporary Clerk. 

3. Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. C. F. Myers, D. D. 

4. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

6. Communications. 

7. Reception of Candidates, Licentiates, Licensures, Ordinations. 

8. Calls or Dismissions. 

9. Report of Committee on Ministers' Annuity Fund — McGregor. 

10. Flora Macdonald College Development Program. 

11. Report of Stewardship Committee — Harrop and Hodgin. 

12. Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

13. On Adjustment of Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

14. Report of Standing Committees — 

Calls and Supplies — A. P. Dickson, C. E. Hodgin, C. M. McLean. 
Installations— D. J. Blackwell, F. H. Morris, P. N. Pritchett. 
Nominations — W. E. Harrop, A. V. Gibson, J. F. Brown, J. J. 

Phoenix, McBride Holt. 
Thanks— C. G. Smith, J. S. Cook, W. F. Sheppard. 

15. Unfinished Business. 

16. New Business. 

17. Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

18. Read and Approve Minutes. 

19. Adjourn. 
Standing Order 

11 a. m. Report of Stewardship Committee. 
This docket to be finished in one day. 

The minutes of the Adjourned Meeting at Sanford, N. 
* C, October 25, 1938, were read and received as informa- 
tion. 

Rev. S. W. DuBose of Norfolk Presbytery, and Rev. H. 
G. Bedinger, D.D., of Fayetteville Presbytery, were intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

The report of Rev. A. V. Gibson that the Buffalo (L) 
Church had fully paid Rev. C. N. Morrison's salary as 
directed by the Presbytery at its adjourned meeting on 
Oct. 25, 1938, and the report of the Stated Clerk that the 
Session of the Westminster Church had reported that the 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 255 



Church had paid arrears in salary of Rev. C. E. Hodgin 
in full were received and adopted. 

Calls from Hillsboro and New Hope Churches for the 
pastoral services of Rev. S. W. Dubose were referred 
without reading to the Committee on Calls and Supplies. 

The report of Rev. M. S. Huske on Christian Education 
and also on the Mary I. Smith Fund was received as in- 
formation. 

Presbytery took recess until 11 a. m. 

Presbytery reconvened at 11 a. m. 

The report of the Stewardship Committee was adopted 
as amended and is as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STEWARDSHIP 

We would record our gratitude for God's blessing that has 
enabled the churches of Orange Presbytery to contribute to the 
benevolent causes of the Church approximately $5,000 more dur- 
ing last year over the preceding one. We would call the attention 
of the Presbytery to the fact that while about twenty-five per cent 
of the churches did not report, having taken an E. M. C, these in- 
cluded only a little over ten percent of the membership of the Pres- 
bytery. 

We would recommend : 

1. That Sunday, March 12th, 1939, be designated as the date 
for the Every Member Canvass, and especially that every church be 
urged to take a canvass, at this time or date near thereto. 

2. That Sunday, March 26th, 1939, be designated "Pay-Up-Day," 
and emphasis be placed on the payment in full of all pledges by this 
date. 

3. That the Presbytery accept the apportionment from Synod 
of $65,000. 

4. That this sum be apportioned to the various churches ac- 
cording to the attached schedule. 

5. That the Presbyterial Tax for each church be three per cent 
of the benevolent apportionment, as indicated in the schedule at- 
tached hereto. 

6. That the Synodical apportionment be divided to the various 
causes on the following basis : 



Foreign Missions 30.6% 

Assembly's Home Missions 12.5% 

Christian Ed. and Min. Relief 7.6% 

Religious Education 2.6% 

Assembly's Training School .9% 

Bible Cause .6% 



54.8% 



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Synod's Home Missions 8.7% 

Orphans' Homes . 7.5% 

Educational Institutions 8.5% 

Union Theological Seminary 1.3% 

Presbytery's Home Missions 16.2% 

Religious Education in the Synod, including 

work in State Institutions of 1.0% 3.0% 



45.2% 



1939-1940 



Benevolent 

CHURCH Apportionment Presbyterial Tax 

1. Alamance $ 2027.00 $ 60.00 

2. Asheboro 808.00 24.00 

3. Bessemer 386.00 11.00 

4. Bethany 465.00 13.00 

5. Bethel 318.00 10.00 

6. Bethesda 370.00 11.00 

7. Bethlehem 168.00 5.00 

8. Broadway 131.00 4.00 

9. Buffalo (G) 1862.00 55.00 

10. Buffalo (L) 243.00 7.00 

11. Burlington, First 6749.00 202.00 

12. Burlington, Second 334.00 10.00 

13. Chapel Hill 1077.00 30.00 

14. Church of the Covenant 3970.00 119.00 

15. Cross Roads 577.00 17.00 

16. Cumnock 35.00 1.00 

17. Community 24.00 1.00 

18. East Burlington 137.00 4.00 

19. Efland 48.00 1.00 

20. El Bethel 118.00 4.00 

21. Eno 295.00 9.00 

22. Euphronia 60.00 2.00 

23. Fairfield 162.00 5.00 

24. Farmville 51.00 2.00 

25. Gilead 25.00 1.00 

26. Glenwood 445.00 13.00 

27. Goldston 27.00 1.00 

28. Graham 3106.00 93.00 

29. Greensboro, First 20184.00 603.00 

30. Greenwood 156.00 5.00 

31. Griers 64.00 2.00 

32. Gulf 121.00 4.00 

33. Hawfields 826.00 25.00 

34. Haywood 46.00 1.00 

35. High Point, First 3487.00 105.00 

36. Hillsboro 436.00 13.00 

37. Jonesboro 332.00 10.00 

38. Little River 282.00 8,00 

39. Leaksville 345.00 10.00 

40. Madison 453.00 14.00 

41. Mebane 2019.00 60.00 

42. Milton 193.00 6.00 

43. Mt. Vernon Springs 281.00 8.00 

44. New Hope 134.00 4.00 

45. North Eno 2 00 1.0O 

46. Piedmont 129.00 4 00 

47. Pittsboro 161.00 5 00 

48. Pleasant Grove 114.00 3.00 

49. Pocket 127.00 4.00 

50. Red House 170 00 5 00 

51. Reidsville, First 22*3.00 68 00 

52. Riverview 195.00 6.00 

53. Salem 48 00 1.00 

54. Sanford 2189.00 65 00 

55. Shiloh . 223.00 7.00 

56. Smvrna 50.00 2.00 



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1939-1940 



Benevolent 

CHURCH Apportionment Presbyterial Tax 

57. Speedwell $ 81.00 $ 2.00 

58. Spray 594.00 18.00 

59. Springwood 245.00 7.00 

60. St. Andrews 343.00 10.00 

61. Stoneville 165.00 5.00 

62. Stony Creek 264.00 8.00 

63. Westminster 1358.00 41.00 

64. White Hill 219.00 7.00 

65. Yanceyville 279.00 8.00 



$62596.00 $1870.00 

The Commission on Adjusting Arrears in Presby- 
terial Tax was instructed to take up the matter of arrears 
with the Synod and the General Assembly. 

The Commission on The Minister and His Work made 
its first report which was received and admitted to the 
records of Presbytery as follows : 

MEETING OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

Presbytery's Commission on the Minister and His Work met in 
the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on January 10, 
1939. 

Members present: C. E. Hodgin, N. N. Fleming, and J. W. 
Simpson. 

The meeting was opened with prayer and N. N. Fleming was 
appointed clerk of the commission. 

The Chairman stated that when this commission was appointed 
by Presbytery the Hillsboro and New Hope Churches were seeking 
a pastor and the pulpit Committee of the two churches were ready 
to recommend to their congregations Rev. S. W. DuBose, Jr., of 
Norfolk Presbytery. The Chairman then reported to the members 
of the Commission this proposed action and each member of the 
Commission expressed his approval of the recommendation of Mr. 
DuBose to the congregations. 

On motion the Commission approved this action of the Chair- 
man. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman of the commission, moderated 
congregational meetings at Hillsboro and New Hope Churches on 
Oct. 30, 1938, when unanimous calls were extended Rev. S. W. 
DuBose, Jr. 

We recommend that Presbytery approve these calls and place 
them in the hands of Mr. DuBose. 

The Chairman reported that he had visited the churches in 
Lee County left vacant by the removal of Rev. C. N. Morrison from 
the Presbytery, and that a pulpit committee had been appointed 
in each church. 

We recommend that the Stated Clerk of Presbytery notify the 



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churches of the appointment of this commission, calling special 
attention to the method of calling ministers and supplies. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Rev. J. R. McGregor, Chairman, made report on the 
Ministers' Annuity Fund which was received as informa- 
tion. 

Presbytery appointed Revs. D. J. Blackwell, and M. S. 
Huske, and Elders T. L. Smith, and A. H. Stone to pre- 
pare memorial to Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Sr. 

The Moderator appointed Revs. J. M. Millard and 
Jonas Barclay and Elder G. M. Kirkland on Resolution 
of Thanks Committee (No member of the Committee 
appointed last Fall being present) . 

The report of the Special Committee on the Flora 
Macdonald College Development Program was presented 
by Rev. A. V. Gibson, taken up seriatim and adopted as 
a whole as amended as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE FLORA MACDONALD 
COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

To The Presbytery of Orange: 

In Session at the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C, 
January 10, 1939. 

Brethren: The Executive Committee of your Special Com- 
mittee on the Flora Macdonald College Development Program res- 
pectfully submits the following report: 

There have been no meetings of the general committee since 
the fall meeting of Orange Presbytery. Your Chairman, together 
with the members of the Executive Committee, have been in close 
touch with the authorities at the college and have been ready to 
proceed along lines already decided upon when the proper time 
arrived. 

Because of certain conditions obtaining in the agricultural 
areas around the college and in a major portion of Fayetteville 
Presbytery the work has been retarded to a certain extent. Only 
within the past two weeks have matters worked out so that further 
progress could be made in that section. 

In view of these facts and because it is vitally important that 
the work to be done in Fayetteville Presbytery be pushed to com- 
pletion at this time, your Executive Committee makes the following 
recommendations : 

1. That in place of the months of January and February, 1939, 
which had been set aside by the Presbytery for the promotion of 
the Development Program in Orange Presbytery, the Presbytery 
assign September 1 through December 31, 1939, for this purpose. 



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2. That the Presbytery cooperate with its Special Committee 
on this cause by closing the field in the Presbytery to all appeals 
except for the regular Church Benevolent Causes, the Minister's 
Annuity Fund, and Flora Macdonald College for the year 1939. 

3. That this action of the Presbytery be communicated to the 
sessions of all our Churches at once and that they be urged to 
cooperate to the fullest extent possible. 

4. That T. J. Mitchell and E. A. Ranson be elected as additional 
members of the Executive Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Executive Committee of Special Committee on 
Flora Macdonald College Development Program, 
By Stephen A. White, Chairman. 

Presbytery took recess until 2 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 p. m., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. 0. C. Williamson. 

Rev. S. W. DuBose presented letter of dismission from 
the Presbytery of Norfork and was received pending 
his examination. 

He was examined on Experimental Religion by the 
Moderator, on Theology by Revs. R. M. Williams, and 
D. J. Blackwell, and on Church Government by Rev. Jo- 
nas Barclay. These were sustained separately and as a 
whole as satisfactory and he was ordered enrolled after 
signing the obligation. 

Calls from the Hillsboro and New Hope Churches 
having been found in order were placed in his hands and 
he signified his willingness to accept them. 

The Committee on Installations made the following 
report which was adopted : 

That the following be appointed a Commission to In- 
stall Rev. S. W. DuBose Pastor of the Hillsboro and New 
Hope Churches, on Sunday, Jan. 29, 1939. 

At Hillsboro 11 a. m. Rev. J. W. Mann to preside 
arid propound the questions; Rev. C. E. Hodgin to preach 
the sermon and charge the congregation ; Rev. N. R. Clay- 
tor member of the Commission; Elders J. Harvey White 
— with Dr. Francis Bradshaw as alternate — to charge 
the pastor. At New Hope 3 p. m. Rev. J. W. Mann pre- 
side and propound the questions; Rev. N. R. Claytor to 
preach the sermon ; Rev. C. E. Hodgin to charge the con- 



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gregation; Elder J. Harvey White — with Dr. Francis 
Bradshaw as alternate — to charge the pastor. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Madison 
Church to hold the Spring Meeting of Presbytery with 
that Church. 

Presbytery adopted by a rising vote the following 
report of the Committee on Resolution of Thanks : 

Your Committee of Thanks finds its work easy and delightful; 
for it is an easy thing to render thanks where one feels thankful 
in his heart. 

We therefore take great pleasure in thanking the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Greensboro, her pastors, officers, and ladies 
for their kind hospitality in entertaining us so royally on this our 
Mid-Winter Adjourned Meeting Jan. 10, 1939. 

Your committee, 

J. M. Millard, 
Jonas Barclay, 
G. M. Kirkland. 

Revs. W. A. Pate and J. F. Brown were excused from 
attendance upon this meeting of Presbytery. 

At his request, Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D. D., was ex- 
cused from all Presbyterial duties. 

Presbytery by a rising vote expressed its apprecia- 
tion to the Moderator, Rev. K. L. Whittington, for the 
splendid way in which he had led the Presbytery at this 
meeting. 

The minutes were adopted and Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer to meet in the Madison Presbyterian Church 
on Tuesday, April 11, 1939, at 10 a. m. 

K. L. Whittington, Moderator, 

J. W. Mann, Permanent, Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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261 



REGULAR SPRING MEETING 

Madison, N. C, April 11, 1939 
The Presbytery of Orange met in the Madison Pres- 
byterian Church, on the above date at 10 a. m. in its 339th 
Stated Session and was constituted with a sermon by the 
retiring Moderator, Rev. K. L. Whittington, from the 
Text Isaiah xl:9 "Behold Your God." 

Prayer was offered by the Moderator and the roll was 
called showing the following in attendance : 

MINISTERS RULING ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins W. F. Shepherd Piedmont 

W. M. Baker J. Sam White Mebane 

Jonas Barclay 

J. T. Barham W. B. Mayhew Glenwood 

D. J. Blackwell J. B. Wilson Leaksviile 

Paul Evans El-Bethel 

J. F. Brown J. R. Whitley Burlington 2nd 

Ben McCulloch Stoney Creek 

E. H. Clarke 

N. R. Claytor T. E. Mays Community 

J. S. Cook M. C. Thomas Riverview 

A. P. Dickson 

S. W. DuBose R. H. Claytor Hillsboro 

E. C. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton S. C. Stewart.. Springwood 

E. C. Smith .Bethel 

S. C. Maynard East Burlington 

N. N. Fleming W. Kerr Scott Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson S. H. Campbell Sanforcl 

E. E. Gillespie, D. D 

W. E. Harrop F. A. Miller Graham 

J. A. Foust Bethany 

F. M. Hawley, D. D W. S. Byerly Madison 

C. P. Robertson Stoneville 

C. E. Hodgin, D. D 

M. S. Huske W. B. Millner Reidsville 

J. S. Jones J. F. Bowland Cross Roads 

L. G. Morrow Bethlehem 

W. P. Jones C. C. McLean Westminster 

J. W. Mann C. S. McDade Eno 

J. E. Latta Little River 

J. R. McGregor, TH.D 

J. M. Millard W. C. Anderson Alamance 

F. Hubert Morris 

C. F. Myers, D. D Jno. J. Phoenix Greensboro 1st. 

W. A. Pate R. A. Watson, Sr Jonesboro 

D. E. Shaw Broadway 

I. L. Shaw St. Andrews 

J. K. Roberts 

C. G. Smith, D. D Chas. M. Fox Asheboro 

D. H. Stewart 



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MINISTERS 



RULING ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



Roy F. Whitley Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

C. J. Law 

W. P. Cook 



Pleasant Grove 



Yanceyville 
. Bethesda 



K. L. Whittington W. A. Aydelette. 

R. Murphy Williams Jas. N. Benton. . 

O. C. Williamson, D. D Dr. W. A. Hayes 



High Point 
.White Hill 
—39 



Bessemer 
Covenant 




Rev. L. T. Edgerton was elected Moderator by Stand- 
ing Vote and Rev. J. T. Barham Temporary Clerk, by 
acclamation. 

Rev. F. M. Hawley, Pastor of the Madison Church, 
made report on orders which was adopted as follows : 

Recess 12:30-1:30, afternoon 1:30 to recess at will, evening 
7:30 to adjourn at will. 

Presbytery adopted the following docket, as amended : 



Tuesday, April 11th, 1939 — Beginning at 10 A. M. 

1. Presbytery Constituted with Prayer and a Sermon by Rev. K. 
L. Whittington, Moderator. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. F. M. Hawley. 

5. Reading of Communications. 

6. Appointment of Standing Committees (3 members unless other- 
wise stated). 

(1) Calls and Supplies (Chm. (5) Thanks. 
Home Missions, 1 Minister, (6) Statistical. 

1 Elder). (7) Minutes of Synod. 

(2) Installations. (8) Sessional Records — W. P. 

(3) Nominations (5 members). Jones Chm. with 

(4) Auditing. nine others. 

7. Memorial to Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Sr. — Rev. D. J. Blackwell. 

8. Candidates to be Received, Licensures, Ordinations; Report of 
Com. on Christian Education — Huske. 

9. Calls or Dismissions; Report Commission on Minister and His 
Work — Hodgin. 

10. Installation of Rev. S. W. DuBose at Hillsboro and New Hope 
— Mann. 

11. Unfinished Business: Ministers' Annuity Fund — McGregor, 
Wentworth. Church — Hodgin. Flora Macdonald Development 
Program — S. A. White. 



DOCKET 
— OF — 

339th Stated Session of Orange Presbytery 
Madison, N. C. 



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12. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Hodgin and Dickson. 

(2) Foreign Missions — Whittington. 

(3) Religious Education — Fleming. 

(4) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Huske. 

(5) Woman's Work— Whitley. 

(6) Stewardship: Every Member Canvass — Hodgin. 

(7) Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion — Williams. 

13. Report of Treasurer — Smith. 

14. Commission on Presbyterial Tax Arrears — Fleming. 

15. Report of Permanent Committees: 

(1) Auditing — Neely. 

(2) Min. of Presbytery — Claytor. 

(3) Historical — Fleming. 

16. Trustees of Presbytery, Financial Agent — Gillespie. 

17. Report of Standing Committees. 

18. Election of Commissioners to General Assembly. 

19. Place of Next Meeting. 

20. Read and Approve Minutes. 

21. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 
Standing Orders. 

Reception of Candidates — 1:30 p. m. 

Presbytery's Home Missions — 2:00 p. m. 

Popular Meeting on Foreign Missions — 7:30 p. m. 

Communications from Presbyterian Junior College 
and Davidson College were read and received as infor- 
mation. 

A Communication from Mrs. J. C. Brown, informing 
Presbytery of the death of her husband, Rev. J. C. Brown, 
on March 1, 1937, was read, and Rev. C. E. Hodgin was 
appointed to write Mrs. Brown a letter of sympathy and 
to prepare a memorial to Mr. Brown. 

Communication from Rev. H. S. Bradshaw was re- 
ceived, also request from Rev. C. L. Wicker that he had 
been sick and asking that he be excused from this meet- 
ing of Presbytery was heard. Information was received 
concerning Rev. S. M. Rankin, who is seriously sick ; and 
Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. M. S. Huske in be- 
half of these three brethren. - 

Revs. W. T. Thompson, C. L. WickerTand P~H. 
Gwynn, Jr., were excused from attendance upon this 
meeting of Presbytery. ' 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies was abolished, 
the duties of this Committee having been assigned to the 
Commission on The Minister and His Work. 



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The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

1. On Installations— W. M. Baker, J. S. Cook and E. C. Smith. 

2. On Nominations — W. E. Harrop, F. H. Morris, K. L. Whit- 
tington, C. C. McLean, and Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

3. On Auditing — J. Sam White, Jas. N. Benton, J. T. Barham. 

4. Resolution of Thanks — R. Murphy Williams, J. K. Roberts, 
and J. M. Millard. 

5. On Statistics— R. F. Whitley, D. E. Shaw, C. P. Robertson. 

6. Minutes of Synod — E. H. Clarke, A. P. Dickson, and Paul 
Evans. 

7. On Sessional Records — W. P. Jones, Chairman, N. R. Clay- 
tor, W. A. Pate, A. V. Gibson, J. E. Adkins, W. Kerr Scott, W. S. 
Byerly, R. A. Watson, Sr., L. G. Morrow, W. A. Aydelette, and 
Chas. M. Fox. 

Rev. R. K. Davenport of Granville Presbytery was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Broadway 
Church to hold the Mid-Summer Adjourned Meeting in 
that Church. 

Rev. M. S. Huske reported that there were no Can- 
didates to be received, or licensed, nor any licentiates to 
be ordained. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port which was adopted : 

TREASURER'S REPORT 
Orange Presbytery, April 1, 1938 to April 5, 1939 

Balance 





Receipts 


Disbursements 


Ap. 5, '39 


Foreign Missions _ $ 


1 9,162.37 


$ 9,162.37 




Assembly's Home Missions 


3,230.51 


3,230.51 




Synod's Home Missions 


2,042.66 


2,042.66 




Presbytery's Home Missions 


4,119.95 


4,119.95 




Chr. Educa. and Min. Relief 


1,956.63 


1,956.63 




S. S. Extension and Publication- 


730.77 


730.77 




Schools and Colleges 


1,955.89 


1,955.89 




Union Theological Seminary 


307.80 


307.80 




Bible Cause _ _ 


181.97 


181.97 




Orphan's Home 


1,906.42 


1,906.42 




Assembly's Training School 


246.69 


246.69 




Religious Edu. in Synod of N. C. 


256.80 


256.80 




Chr. Work in State Schools 


425.50 


425.50 




Balance Apr. 1, '38 








Presbytery's Expense __$722.77 


1,842.39 


1,834.69 


$730.47 


Totals. _ $722.77 $28,366.35 


$28,358.65 


$730.47 



C. G. Smith, Treasurer. 



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We have audited the books and annual report of C. G. Smith, 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, and find the books neatly and 
accurately kept and vouchers present for all disbursements except 
sixteen checks totaling $9,087.04 which were in process of collection 
and which have not been returned by the bank. 

Of the sixteen checks outstanding April 1st 1939 (last audit) 
totaling $4,660.07 fifteen have been presented and paid. Payment 
of the sixteenth check for $8.89 was stopped and duplicate issued 
and has been paid. 

We find the Annual report correct and the balance $730.47 
agrees with the bank balance after taking into consideration a de- 
posit of $4,093.79 on April 5th, 1939, and 16 checks totaling 
$9,087.04 outstanding. 

B. W. WOODLEY, 

James B. Neely, 

Auditing Committee. 

PRESBYTERY'S EXPENSE 

Receipts April 1, 1938 to April 5, 1939 $1,842.39 

Disbursements: 

General Assembly Dues 1937-38 $831.05 

On Account 25.00 

$856.05 

Synod's Dues 1937-38 $240.74 

On Account 5.00 

245.74 

Salaries: Stated Clerk 199.96 

Treasurer 150.00 

Permanent Clerk 12.50 

362.46 

Expenses Stated Clerk — 

Postage, Stationery 19.00 

Rent on Safety Deposit Box 5.50 

Treasurer's Postage 21.24 

Western Union 1.26 



22.50 

Bond on Treasurer, $15,000 Fidelity... 37.50 
Printing Minutes 334th to 338 Sessions. 276.44 

Statistical Tables 7.00 

Postal Receipts 2.50 



285.94 



Total Disbursements April 1, 1938 to April 1939 



$1,834.69 



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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 

To Gen. Assembly for partial payments 1933 and 1934___$ 875.00 
To Synod for partial payments 1933, 1934, 1935 525.00 



Total $1,400.00 

The Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Taxes 
made brief report which was received as information, and 
the report of the Treasurer on Arrears in Presbyterial 
Tax was postponed until the commission could meet. 

The commission to Install Rev. S. W. DuBose pastor 
of Hillsboro and New Hope Churches made report which 
was admitted to record as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION APPOINTED TO INSTALL 
REV. S. W. DuBOSE 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. S. W. DuBose as 
pastor of the Hillsboro and New Hope churches met in the Manse 
of the Hillsboro church on Jan. 29, 1939, at 11 a. m., with the follow- 
ing members present: Revs. J. W. Mann, N. R. Claytor, C. E. 
Hodgin, and Elder J. Harvey White. After an opening prayer the 
Commission was organized by the election of Rev. J. W. Mann as 
Moderator and Dr. C. E. Hodgin as Clerk. 

The Commission then repaired to the church where Rev. S. W. 
DuBose was duly installed as pastor according to the Book of 
Church Order. Rev. J. W. Mann presided and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions, Dr. C. E. Hodgin preached the sermon, Elder 
J. Harvey White charged the pastor, and Rev. C. E. Hodgin charged 
the people. 

The Commission adjourned to meet at the New Hope Church, 
at 3 p. m. 

The Commission reconvened at 3 p. m. at New Hope Church, 
and Rev. S. W. DuBose was duly installed as pastor of that church 
according to the Book of Church Order. Rev. J. W. Mann presided 
and propounded the constitutional questions, Rev. N. R. Claytor 
preached the sermon, Elder J. Harvey White charged the pastor, 
and Dr. Hodgin charged the people. 

The Commission heard and approved the minutes and was 
closed with prayer by Elder J. Harvey White. 

J. W. Mann, Moderator, 
C. E. Hodgin, Clerk. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin reported for the Committee on 
Wentworth Church that he had visited the Church and 
arranged for services to be held there. The report was 
adopted. 

The Committee on Flora Macdonald College had no 
report, but Presbytery granted the request of the com- 



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267 



mittee that Dr. H. G. Bedinger be heard upon his arrival 
at Presbytery. 

The Committee on Home Missions of Presbytery made 
report through its chairman, Rev. A. P. Dickson. The re- 
port was received and pending its adoption Presbytery 
heard reports from several Churches which had made 
repairs on their buildings. 

The report was then adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S HOME MISSIONS 

The year just closed has been the best year in our home mis- 
sion work in several years. All fields have been supplied with work- 
ers and they have reported very encouraging results in the year's 
work, the most gratifying of which is the increase over last year 
in the number of additions to the church by profession and by cer- 
tificate, being 161 this past year and 126 the year before. There 
was one addition on profession of faith to every 11.37 members. 
This is far above the average for the chnrch at large. For the 
year ending March 31, 1938, the Assembly had one addition on pro- 
fe sion of faith to every 30 members, the Synod of North Carolina 
one to every 28 members and Orange Presbytery one for every 27. 

Summary: Sermons preached, 1020; pastoral calls 6,470; pro- 
fessions of faith, 199; additions to the Presbyterian church by pro- 
fession 161, additions by certificate, 89, making total additions 250; 
Daily Vacation Church Schools, 9. 

The Bessemer Church finished paying the debt on its church 
building and conrequently reduced its application for aid this year 
by $50.00. This church can now make more rapid progress toward 
self-support. The Farmville Church has also completed payments 
on its church building and is now going ahead with plans for al- 
terations in the building, which will provide Sunday-School rooms. 

Several of cur churches have made improvements in their 
church plants. The Glenwood Church people have beautified their 
grounds and have painted the church building inside and out. The 
Milton Church has repaired, repainted and repapered its building. 
But there is still a great need in the way of improved equipment. 
Three of our fields need manses, and many of the churches and 
manses need repairs. Your committee should have at least $10,000 
per year to meet the urgent needs in our home mission work. 

The following churches have paid in full or overpaid their 
apportionments or askings for this cause: Bethel, Bethlehem, Cross 
Roads, Gilead, Graham, Mebane, Reidsville, Salem, Shiloh, and 
Stoneville. The Committee desires to express its appreciation to 
these churches on the honor roll and hopes the number will in- 
crease next year. 

We not only paid our workers in full this year, but we also 
paid them promptly each month, for the first year in many years. 
This we were enabled to do by reason of the special offering in 
June by churches, auxiliaries and Sunday-Schools. 

Your committee offers to the Presbytery for its adoption the 
following recommendations : 



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1. That the budget be as follows, subject to changes by the 
Committee as occasion may require: 



Pittsboro group $ 350.00 

Glenwood 300.00 

Leaksville— El Bethel 150.00 

Shiloh— Piedmont 200.00 

Milton group 420.00 

Speedwell group. 800.00 

Riverview 300.00 

Little River group 100.00 

Yanceyville group 300.00 

Bessemer 700.00 

Gulf group 600.00 

Superintendent and Treasurer 1800.00 



Total $6020.00 



2. That churches and auxiliaries be urged to give the full 
16.2% of their benevolent offerings to Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions, and to make monthly remittances, so that the workers on 
the field may be paid promptly. 

3. That all our Home Mission churches arrange, as far as 
possible, to hold Vacation Bible Schools and evangelistic services 
during the summer or fall. - 

4. That the month of June be designated as the season for 
supplementary offerings for Presbytery's Home Missions in all 
churches, Sunday-schools and Auxiliaries of the Presbytery; and 
that the second Sunday in June be set as the time for the offer- 
ings in churches and Sunday-schools and that the auxiliaries be 
asked to make the offering at the time of their June meetings. 

5. That Presbytery insist that all our home mission churches 
carry adequate fire insurance on their property, and that the 
name of every church be placed somewhere on the church property, 
and that the roll be called at the fall meeting of Presbytery to 
ascertain if this request has been complied with. 

6. That Dr. C. E. Hodgin be re-elected Superintendent and 
Treasurer for another year on the same terms as last year. 

Submitted for the Committee by 
A. P. Dickson, Chairman. 

Madison, N. C. 
April 11, 1939. 

Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 p. m. and was led in 
prayer by Rev. K. L. Whittington. 

The Committee on Foreign Missions made report, 
which was received and the following recommendation 
was adopted : 



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That Presbytery call upon all its young ministers between the 
ages of twenty-five and thirty to give prayerful heed to the call 
the Executive Committee of Foreign Missions is now sounding for 
well-qualified candidates for service in our several mission fields. 

K. L. Whittington, Chairman. 
(The popular meeting on Foreign Missions will be held at 7:30 
this evening). 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief : 

Our Presbytery contributed $3,171.63 and received back: for 
Ministerial Relief $2,711; for Christian Education $180. Total 
$2,891. 

We recommend: 

That the application for aid from the funds of Ministerial 
Relief of the following be approved: 

Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D. D.; Mrs. Inez B. Caldwell, Mrs. 
Elizabeth W. Crawford, Mrs. Helen E. Deans, Rev. R. C. Gil- 
more, D. D.; Mrs. Lula Y. Palmer, Mrs. Ella Mclver Thorn. 

(Signed) M. S. Huske, 
J. S. Jones. 

The Committee on Ministers' Annuity Fund made re- 
port which was received and the following recommenda- 
tions adopted : 

1. The success of this Annuity Fund program depends upon 
individual dedication to the task and the blessing of the Holy 
Spirit's presence. And we believe that this will be possible only 
to a Church that fervently pleads with God and rests, in faith, 
upon His sure promises. This Annuity Plan began in prayer. It 
must be completed in prayer. 

Therefore, we do recommend that we take time to pray, and 
wait upon God, and be reminded of His blessings, and that the 
Moderator set a time for it and name a committee to conduct it, 
in the firm confidence that our Heavenly Father will supply all 
our needs through Christ Jesus our Lord. 

2. That the report of the Executive Committee of Christian 
Education of the contributions of the Churches of our Presbytery 
be printed in the minutes of our Presbytery. 

J. R. McGregor. 

The Moderator appointed the following committee to 
plan for a special season of prayer for the success of the 
Ministers' Annuity Fund — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Rev. J. 
R. McGregor, Rev. C. E. Hodgin. 

The following is the report of the standing of the 
Churches on Ministers' Annuity Fund. 



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THE MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND 
410 Urban Building, Louisville, Ky. 

Report of Pledges and Payments 
Presbytery of Orange 

The last column Amounts Paid 1938-39 records the amount 
received at the Louisville Office from April 1, 1938, to March 31', 
1939. 

Balance of AMOUNTS PAID 

Pledges 1930 to April 1, 1938 to 

CHURCH Outstanding Mar. 31, 1933 Mar. 31, 1939 

Alamance $ $ 1,066.50 $ 392.00 

Asheboro 

Bessemer 105.05 

Bethany 80.00 54.50 40.00 

Bethel 37.00 65.00 67.00 

Bethesda 351.50 1.00 

Bethlehem 36.45 20.38 

Broadway 

Buffalo (G) 922.41 324.00 341.84 

Buffalo (L) 124.17 5.33 12.50 

Burlington : 

East 

First 1,513.73 1,655.86 459.96 

Second 9.50 

Chapel Hill 403.00 444.19 213.31 

Community .50 15.63 5.25 

Cross Roads 1,037.00 144.50 121.00 

Cumnock 

Efland 42.00 38.00 14.00 

El-Bethel 

Eno 140.00 82.00 

Euphronia 17.48 

Fairfield 31.00 

Farmville 

Gilead 

Glenwood 50.00 20.00 

Goldston 11.66 

Graham 282.50 1,626.41 120.34 

Greensboro : 

Church of the Covenant. 165.00 1,382.50 59.51 

First 10,176.47 6,724.42 1,174.00 

Westminster 20.00 732.50 100.00 

Greenwood ■ 

Griers 2.00 

Gulf 12.50 13.50 

Hawfields 360.50 548.62 208.50 

High Pointiizmrrririrn 774.67 1,229.33 175.17 

Hillsboro 30.00 121.85 

Jonesboro 20.00 14.50 10.00 

Leaksville 90.00 178.25 42.00 

Little River 



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Balance of AMOUNTS PAID 

Pledges 1930 to April 1, 1938 to 
CHURCH Outstanding Mar. 31, 1938 Mar. 31, 1939 

Madison $ 342.00 $ 273.00 

Mebane 330.00 957.50 213.00 

Milton 28.09 117.81 20.00 

Mount Vernon Springs 450.00 16.00 100.00 

New Hope 31.00 

North Eno 

Piedmont 169.02 12.76 25.32 

Pittsboro 24.00 76.00 6.00 

Pleasant Grove 16.20 6.00 

Pocket 5.50 1.50 5.00 

Red House 3.00 141.00 51.50 

Reidsville 592.00 458.83 133.34 

Riverview 17.00 

St. Andrews 35.40 9.01 

Salem 6.10 

Sanford 1,150.37 

Saxapahaw 

Shiloh 136.51 37.00 73.29 

Smyrna 

Speedwell 1.00 

Spray 354.51 80.98 30.17 

Springwood 

Stonesville 15.00 38.32 58.00 

Stony Creek 114.00 

White Hill 31.80 21.20 17.25 

Yanceyville 262.00 5.00 48.00 

Miscellaneous 190.00 46.00 



$18,834.88 $20,399.35 $ 5,060.29 

Total cash and pledges — $44,294.52 

Presbytery endorsed the action taken by the Synod's 
Home Mission Committee in regard to the Home Mission 
Advisory Council and adopted the following overture and 
ordered it sent to the Assembly : 

The Presbytery of Orange respectfully overtures the General 
Assembly meeting in Montreat, N. C, May 25th, to advise the 
Assembly's Home Mission Council and the Executive Committee of 
Home Missions that the Assembly expresses itself as favorable to 
the work of the Home Mission Council as an advisory and educa- 
tional and inspirational body, but would object to any move or 
practice looking toward centralization or toward any changing of 
the present financial distribution in Presbyteries or Synod. 

Dr. H. G. Bedinger spoke on the Flora Macdonald Col- 
lege Development Program. His address was received as 
information and the College was commended. 

Dr. T. H. Stixrud, Medical Missionary to Africa, was 



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introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother and was heard in a very interesting address. 

The Stewardship Committee reported that it had no 
report on the Every Member Canvass. 

Presbytery, by a rising vote, adopted the following 
Memorial to Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Sr. : 

REV. PRICE HENDERSON GWYNN 

Sad was the day and undisguised the grief in the Leaksville- 
Spray community, and doubly so in the Leaksville Presbyterian 
Church, when that exemplar of genuine hospitality and friend of 
man with the heart of gold was summoned on December 8th, 1938, 
to the home of the blessed. 

Rev. Price Henderson Gywnn was born at Lowell, West Va., 
October 8th, 1861, and was the third son of Robert Bruce Gwynn 
and Rebecca Jane Maddy. His boyhood was spent on the farm and 
his early schooling received in the community of Lowell. 

He received his A. B. degree from Hampden Sydney College in 
1886. Between 1886 and 1890 he spent two years in Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, and two years doing graduate work in the Uni- 
versity of Va., from which institution he received full diplomas in 
the departments of Greek and Moral Philosophy. 

On Sep. 6th, 1890, he was happily married to Miss Mary 
Waters Minor, daughter of W. W. Minor of Albemarle Co., Va. 
To her who preceded him two years ago to the eternal habitations 
of the good and great, he was accustomed to ascribe the highest 
praise and to give credit for whatever success he might have had 
in life. He endearingly referred to her as "The Great Woman.'' 
This title was well-deserved, for she was a tower of strength and 
a perennial source of inspiration. 

By this union are the following children, all living; Dr. P. H. 
Gwynn, Jr., Davidson, N. C. ; Dr. J. Minor Gwynn, Chapel Hill, N. 
C; Miss Mary W. Gwynn, White Plains, N. Y.; Mrs. Sarah 
(Gwynn) Dininny, Leaksville, N. C. ; Robert B. Gywnn, Mexico 
City, and William W. Gwynn, Leaksville, N. C. 

For two years following his marriage, he was Principal of the 
Charlottsville Female Seminary and served nearby pastorates at 
the same time. In December, 1892, he accepted a call to great old 
Glade Spring Church, Washington Co., Va. Here he enjoyed a fruit- 
ful pastorate of nine years. He then became pastor of famous old 
Steele Creek Church in Mecklenburg Co., N. C. Here he labored 
for five years before coming to the Leaksville-Spray community. 

From 1906-1912 he was pastor of the Leaksville Church and 
stated supply of the Stoneville Church; and also preached in rural 
school houses on Sunday afternoons. One of these rural points was 
where the El Bethel Church now stands, and it was largely due 
to his fostering care that the organization of this church was effec- 
ted in 1923. 

On his retirement from active pastoral work in 1912 he con- 
tinued to supply the Stoneville Church until 1924. Let us pause 



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here to say that there are men in the ministry today who credit 
their determination to enter the ministry largely to his influence. 
It is also a joy to state that he had the confidence and esteem of 
the Negroes and often preached for them. Until the day of his 
death he was much in demand to fill the pulpits of other denomi- 
nations in the absence of their pastors. 

He was Superintendent of the Leaksville public schools 1912- 
1915 and again in 1917-1920 during the World-war emergency. 
During these periods as school Superintendent he left the imprint 
of his sterling character upon hundreds of young people, many of 
whom hold places of honor and trust; who say, with pride in their 
voices, "I went to school to Mr. Gwynn." 

He had a magnetic power over youth and childhood. Every 
child, when meeting him on the street, understood that unfailing 
cabalistic greeting "Chick-a-Ma-Loo", which to their precious hearts 
meant "Mr. Gwynn loves me." From sparkling eyes and "Hello, Mr. 
Gwynn" even a casual observer could see in their childish hearts 
a reciprocal affection. 

He organized and for a number of years directed the Boulevard 
Bank in a business section between Leaksville and Spray. About 
1933 the Boulevard Bank absorbed two other local banks, thereby 
forming the Leaksville Bank and Trust Company. Of this institu- 
tion he was President until he asked to be relieved of the duties; 
but continued as director and trust officer. 

It would take a volume to properly estimate the characteristics, 
versatile powers, and far-reaching influence of this scholarly Chris- 
tian gentleman, public-spirited citizen, and devoted churchman; 
who, amidst the whirl of a busy world, found time at his hearth- 
stone to daily offer homage, thanksgiving, and praise to God the 
Father of all mankind; who was always in his place at Sunday 
School and the worship service of his church, and gave wise coun- 
sel in meetings of the Session ; who supported to the uttermost the 
pastors who succeeded him; who was as true to a friend as the 
needle to the pole, but uncompromisingly opposed to littleness, in- 
justice, and anything detrimental to public welfare. 

To those of us who knew him best his grave will be a pilgrim 
shrine. As we visit it great memories will flood our souls. Although 
we say that he is dead, we know that he is not dead; for the hal- 
lowed influence he has left behind will last far beyond that time, 
"When stars are old, 
And suns grow cold; 
And Judgment Day books unfold." 

D. J. Blackwell, 
M. S. Huske, 
A. H. Stone, 
T. L. Smith. 

Committee. 

Mr. C. C. McLean made report on Glade Valley High 
School which was received as information. 

Presbytery instructed the Stated Clerk to correct er- 
ror in report on Sessional Records of last Spring, which 



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report gave St. Andrews Church in the list of those not 
having Sessional Records at Presbytery when the Records 
were present and signed by the Moderator as approved. 

The Committee on Bible, Sabbath and Family Reli- 
gion had no report. 

The Special Committee to plan for the season of pray- 
er for the Ministers' Annuity Fund led the Presbytery 
in a series of prayers in behalf of this great cause. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port on arrears in taxes for 1938-39 : 



Buffalo (L) $11.00 

Cumnock 1.00 

Euphronia 1.00 

Farmville 1.00 

Gulf 3.00 

New Hope 5.00 

North Eno 1.00 

Piedmont 3.00 

Pocket 3.00 

White Hill 6.00 



Total $35.00 



The Commission on Adjustment of Arrears on Pres- 
byterial Tax made partial report that two meetings had 
been held, letters had been written and churches had been 
seen, with the result that some had paid in full and others 
had been adjusted. The Commission was not ready to 
make its final report and asked to wait until the Summer 
Meeting. This verbal report was received as information, 
and Presbytery expressed its gratitude to the Commission, 
and it was continued. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie was heard on the Synod's Church 
and Manse Erection League, which was received as in- 
formation. 

Rev. J. S. Jones offerred his resignation of the Cross 
Roads and Bethlehem Churches and asked that the pas- 
toral relation be dissolved May 1st and he be granted a 
letter of dismission to the Presbytery of Bluestone. 

The Churches reported through their representatives : 
Cross Roads through Elder J. F. Bowland, and Bethlehem 
through Elder L. G. Morrow, that they concurred. Pres- 
bytery then granted Mr. Jones' request and the Stated 
Clerk was instructed to send with the letter of -dismission 
a letter expressing to the Presbytery of Bluestone our af- 
fection for and commendation of Rev. J. S. Jones. Several 



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of the brethren spoke in testimony of Mr. Jones' work 
and worth to the Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records : 

The following be approved without exception: 
Alamance, Asheboro, Bessemer, Bethany, Bethel, Bethesda, 
Broadway, Buffalo (G), Burlington 1st, Burlington 2nd, Chapel 
Hill, Efland, El-Bethel, Eno, Fairfield, Glenwood, Graham, Greens- 
boro 1st, Hawfields, High Point, Hillsboro, Jonesboro, Leaksville, 
Little River, Madison, Mebane, Milton, New Hope, Piedmont, Pitts- 
boro, Pleasant Grove, Riverview, Red House, Sanford, Shiloh, 
Spray, Springwood, St. Andrews, Stoney Creek, Westminster, White 
Hill, and Yanceyville. 

The following with the exceptions noted: 

Bethlehem — No Statistical Report in Minutes. Covenant — 
Meeting of March 16, 1939, not opened with prayer. Community — 
Only three meetings. Cross Roads — Except meetings of January 
8, March 26, and April 9, 1939. Gilead — Only three meetings. Gold- 
ston — Only three meetings, two not opened and closed with prayer. 
Mt. Vernon Springs — No resident Elder, no meetings of Session. 
Reidsville — Meeting of January 11 not closed with prayer, May 
29 not opened with prayer, minutes of Session not approved. Salem 
— Only one meeting.* 

The Committee would give special recognition to the First 
Presbyterian Church of Greensboro, and the Alamance Church for 
their splendid records, especially their accuracy and efficiency. 

The Committee makes the following recommendations : 

1. That a list of the requirements for a satisfactory Sessional 
Record be printed and a statement attached asserting to what ex- 
tent the record fulfills these requirements. 

2. That this sheet be sent to the clerk of every session in Pres- 
bytery at least ten days prior to the meeting of Presbytery. 

3. That this statement be duly signed by the Moderator and 
Clerk of Session and attached to the minutes of the Sessional Re- 
cord when turned into Presbytery. 

W. P. Jones, Chairman of Committee. 

* Note — The Committee seemed not to have a report for the following 
Churches: Cumnock, East Burlington. Euphronia, Farmville, Greenwood, 
Griers, Gulf, Haywood, Pocket, Smyrna, Speedwell, and Stoneville. — Clerk. 

Rev. W. P. Jones and Elder J. N. Benton were ap- 
pointed Committee to prepare the above Requirement list 
to be placed in the Sessional Records. 

Presbytery adopted the following : 

REPORT OF E. E. GILLESPIE, Financial Agent 

As there have been no financial transactions since the report 
of Rev. S. M. Rankin was turned over to me I am submitting his 
report as our combined report to Presbytery at this time, which is 
as follows: 



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REPORT OF S. M. RANKIN, Financial Agent 

To the Presbytery of Orange and Rev. E. E. Gillespie, 
his successor in office 

Item 1. Maryland Hickerson, colored, of Elkin, N. C., left by 
will $1250.00. The income from this sum must be used for missions 
in Africa. This money came into the hands of Mr. R. R. King, Sr., 
a Trustee of Presbytery before I was appointed a trustee or finan- 
cial agent of the Presbytery. 

Mr. King had loaned this money out on a deed of trust made to 
him as trustee, and when I was appointed financial agent he asked 
me to allow that mortgage to remain, and- said he would collect the 
interest and turn it over to me to forward to the Assembly's Com- 
mittee. These facts have been reported to the Presbytery from 
time to time. We have to date collected and sent to the Assembly's 
Committee for Missions in Africa $888.45. However, Mr. Lowder- 
milk is somewhat behind with his interest just now. 

Item 2. Some years ago Presbytery sold the Church Building 
at Jamestown for $600.00. This sum has been increased to $1569.53 ; 
$479.53 of which is in the Security National Bank and $1,000 is in- 
vested in the Sneed home on Spring Garden St., Greensboro, N. C. 
The rents of this property are collected by Sharpe and Doggett. 
This money has been held in reserve for a new building at James- 
town in case one is ever needed there. The Presbytery owns a vacant 
lot at Jamestown. 

Item 3. The $500.00 bequeathed to the Presbytery for local 
Ministerial Relief by Mrs. Cora Harrison is loaned through Sharpe 
and Doggett, Inc., on the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Edwards; the 
interest on this loan has been regularly collected and paid over to 
S. M. Rankin according to the action of Presbytery in the Spring 
of 1933. 

Item 4. Pleasant Garden Baptist Church still owes $24.00 for 
the church building we sold them at Pleasant Garden. This $24.00 
is to be equally divided between Glenwood and East Burlington 
churches. 

Respectfully submitted, 

S. M. Rankin. 

This combined report is hereby submitted by your financial 
agent as his report since the papers were turned over to him a few 
weeks ago. 

E. E. Gillespie, Financial Agent. 

On motion Rev. C. E. Hodgin was appointed to con- 
tact the Clerk of Court of Guilford County to see that 
Rev. E. E. Gillespie be appointed Trustee of the Foust 
Estate. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Audit- 
ing Committee : 

The Standing Auditing Committee would report that it has 
received the report of the Permanent Auditing Committee, checked 



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the addition of the figures and to the best of our knowledge the 
report of the Treasurer is correct as to the funds of the Presbytery. 

J. Sam White, Chairman, 
J. T. Barham, 
Jas. N. Benton. 

Rev. N. R. Claytor reported on Minutes of Presbytery, 
commending the Minutes. This report was received as in- 
formation. 

Presbytery set aside thirty minutes at the Spring 
Meeting 1940 as an open Forum on the State Of Religion 
in our Presbytery, and appointed Rev. M. S. Huske to con- 
duct the discussion. 

The Committee on Historical Records made verbal re- 
port which was received as information. 

The Committee on Woman's Work made report which 
was adopted and Rev. J. R. McGregor was appointed to 
bear to the Meeting of the Presbyterial our expression of 
appreciation for the splendid work being done by the 
women of our church. 

A brief summary of the report follows : 

Number of Auxiliaries in Presbytery 55, Membership 4427. 
Number of Resident women enlisted in some study and service 
2342. 

Number Daily Bible Readers 1604. 

Members of Intercessory Prayer Groups 1139. 

Members having Family Worship 584. 

Auxiliaries contributing to all Denominational Benevolences 41. 
Auxiliaries increasing gifts to Assembly's Causes 20. 

CONTRIBUTIONS 



Total to denominational benevolences $18,427.00 

Auxiliary Special Benevolences 1,790.00 



Total all Benevolences $20,217.00 

Total Local Church Work 7,714.00 

Miscellaneous 755.00 



Grand Total All Contributions $28,686.00 



Increase over last year $543.00 

Amount per capita $6 plus 

R. F. Whitley, Chairman. 

The Committee on Statistical Reports made report 
which was adopted and will be found in the back of the' 
minutes. 



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The Committee on Religious Education made report 
which was adopted with its recommendations. 

In connection with this report Revs. A. V. Gibson and 
W. M. Baker spoke on the Young People's Conferences to 
be held at Peace Junior College this summer. The Pio- 
neers June 5-10, and the Senior Young People July 10-15. 

Presbytery gave the retiring Chairman of the Com- 
mittee, Rev. N. N. Fleming, a rising vote of thanks for the 
wonderfully fine way in which he has served the Commit- 
tee of Religious Education. 

The report is as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

1. General Assembly: 

Your Committee notes with gratitude that benevolent offerings 
for this cause have shown an increase over the past year, a gain of 
$4,839 or a total of $61,932. 

However, this gain was not quite enough to catch up with the 
spending budget of $64,020, and it is evident that we need to con- 
tinue to urge our churches to give the full percentage to this Cause. 

For eight years our Sunday School enrollment has been prac- 
tically at a standstill, and the fact that whereas an increase of 
10% in Sunday School enrollment leads in a few years to a 20% 
increase in church membership as demonstrated over and over, this 
challenges us to greater efforts to reach the unreached in our rural 
and closely settled areas. 

In Daily Vacation Bible Schools last year over 77,123 children 
attended 975 Schools, touching in many instances new groups and 
reaching children for Christ and our Church. 

More emphasis is being placed in our Young People's Work on 
the Pioneer and Fellowship Groups, especially on the matter of 
Camps for Pioneers, and this summer there will be held a conference 
of Camp Directors in connection with our Leadership School at 
Montreat July 25 — August 3. 

Attention is called to the Splendid Conference for Superinten- 
dents held last summer which is to be repeated this year and our 
Schools are urged to see that their Superintendents are sent to this 
conference. 

2. Synod: 

Gratifying reports have come from work all over the Synod. 
Plans were made in the full meeting of entire Synod's and Pres- 
byteries' Committees in Fayetteville last fall to push the work in 
every department. The emphasis being on Sunday School Exten- 
sion, the Chairman of this Presbytery's Committee was made the 
Chairman of the Sub-Committee on this department in the Synod, 
and each Presbytery was urged to appoint some one to push this 
work. 

Churches are urged to make a survey of their fields to see if 



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there is room for outpost Sunday School work or some way to bring 
the unreached into the main school. 

Plans have been made for the Summer Conference at Davidson 
June 7-14 and you are urged to send your delegates to this Con- 
ference, however, they must be registered not later than June 3rd. 

3. Presbytery: 

Your Committee has held several meetings during the year. 
The health of Dr. 0. C. Williamson having compelled him to resign 
as Chairman of Young People's Work, Rev. A. V. Gibson was elec- 
ted in his place and announces that the Senior Young People's Con- 
ference at Peace College this year will be July 10th-15th. 

It was decided to hold two Conferences and Rev. W. M. Baker 
is directing the Pioneer Conference at Peace June 5th-10th. 

While there has been a rather slow increase in the Assembly 
in Sunday School enrollment, Orange Presbytery has shown an in- 
crease during the past three years following a slump from 1935- 
1936, but this increase should stir us to reach out into unreached 
areas, make surveys and strive to build our schools up. 

Last year we used a Daily Vacation Bible School Worker for 
six weeks. It is hoped that we can secure some one again this year,' 
however, only two have been allotted our Synod by the Assembly's 
Committee and it is necessary to raise funds within our own Synod 
to supplement this force. Our offering on April 23rd in the Sunday 
Schools will go for this purpose. 

During the winter and spring months our Young People of the 
Presbytery have tried for the first time a Music Festival which was 
held in Greensboro and proved a great success, also at their last all 
day Rally there was held a pioneer conclave with some 112 pioneers 
present as well as over 200 seniors and young people. This was held 
in Mebane April 1, 1939. 

On the 23rd of March was held our first Superintendents and 
Pastors Conference in Graham, which was attended by 30 from our 
churches, of which number over half were laymen. 

We recommend: 

1. That our Churches see that the full percentage is paid to 
the Assembly's Religious Education Committee. 

2. We urge that you support to the fullest our Synod's Com- 
mittee in its enlarged work of caring for the Work at State Insti- 
tutions. 

3. We would emphasize the importance of a religious survey 
in every field and establishment of out-post Sunday Schools where 
possible. 

4. We urge our churches to take an offering for our Synod's 
work on the 23rd of April or the nearest Sunday convenient. Upon 
this offering will depend right largely the securing of a D. V. B. S. 
worker in our Presbytery. 

N. N. Fleming, Chairman. 

The Committee on Installations reported that no busi- 
ness had come into its hands. 



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The Presbytery gave the Stated Clerk permission to 
insert into the Report on Religious Education the Sunday 
School Statistics. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations : 

Stated Clerk: N. N. Fleming (1942). 

Permanent Clerk: J. W. Mann (1942). 

Secretary of Stewardship: C. E. Hodgin (1942). 

Trustee of Davidson College: M. S. Huske (1943). 

Trustees of Flora Macdonald College: (1942), S. M. Rankin, 
Paul Morrow, D. W. Wright, and Dr. Lynn Mclver. 

Trustees of Glade Valley High School: Jas. N. Benton, C. C. 
McLean, Paul Ingle (1941), Jno. A. Kellenberger (1940). 

Trustee Hawfields Anniversary Fund: McBride Holt (1940). 
_ Presbytery's Home Missions: W. E. Harrop, A. V. Gibson, C. 
E. Scott (1942), Rev. M. S. Huske to convene the Committee. 

Foreign Mission: F. H. Morris (1942). 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions: W. A. Pate (1942) 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: 0. C. Williamson, 
Chairman, (1942), K. L. Whittington, (1941). 

Religious Education: A. P. Dickson, J. R. McGregor, C. P. 
Robertson (1942), Rev. W. M. Baker to convene the Committee. 

Woman's Work: J. T. Barham (1942), D. J. Blackwell (1941). 

Educational Institutions: D. J. Blackwell (1942). 

Orphan's Home: W. P. Jones (1942). 

Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion: F. M. Hawley 
(1942). 

Stewardship: J. W. Mann (1942), F. M. Hawley, convene the 
Committee. 

Examining Committee on Languages: Donald Stewart. 
Evangelism: C. E. Hodgin, E. E. Gillespie, C. G. Smith. 



The following were elected Commissioners to the 
General Assembly : 



W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 



ministers 



PRINCIPALS 



ALTERNATES 



L. T. Edgerton 
N. N. Fleming 
M. S. Huske 
W. P. Jones 



J. K. Roberts 
E. H. Clarke 
J. T. Barham 
W. A. Pate 



ELDERS 



J. D. CLAPP 

J. N. Benton 

J. A. Kellenberger 

W. Kerr Scott 



J. A. Dalrymple 



I. L. Shaw 
H. W. Scott 
Sam Lawson 



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Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Resolutions of Thanks : 

The Presbytery of Orange wish to thank the Madison and 
Stoneville Presbyterian Churches for their kind hospitality in en- 
tertaining us in such a beautiful way. 

Every want of the Presbytery has been anticipated and we 
wish to record our most grateful thanks. 

R. Murphy Williams, Chairman. 

The minutes were read and approved to this point 
and Presbytery took recess with prayer until 7 :30 p. m. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7 : 30 p. m., in popular meet- 
ing on Foreign Missions, with Rev. K. L. Whittington, 
Chairman of the Committee, presiding. After a song and 
prayer service, Presbytery heard Dr. T. H. Stixrud in a 
challenging address on his work in Africa. 

The Chairman thanked Dr. Stixrud, after which Pres- 
bytery was led in prayer by Rev. A. V. Gibson for Dr. and 
Mrs. Stixrud and their work. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer and the benediction to meet in the 
Broadway Church on Tuesday July 11th, at 10 a. m. 

L. T. Edgerton, Moderator. 
J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— SPRING AND SUMMER, 1939 

I — OFFICERS 

Moderator— Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Whitsett, N. C. 

(Term Three Years) 
Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Flem- Treasurer— Rev. C. G. Smith, 
ing, Mebane, N. C, Route 1, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (Spring 
(Spring 1942). 1940). 
Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. W. Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. 
Mann, Cedar Grove, N. C. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, 
(Spring 1942). N. C. (Spring (1940). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greensboro, 
N. C. (Spring (1942). 

II — TRUSTEES 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (Term indefinite, 5 members) — Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie, D. D., Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, D. D., and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (Term 4 years, 4 members) — Mr. Luns- 
ford Richardson (1940), Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D. D. (1941), Mr. T. 

D. Dupuy (1942), Rev. M. S. Huske (1943). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (Term 3 years, 12 members) — 
Revs. N. N. Fleming, and C. F. Myers, D. D.,' Mr. J. Sam White, 
and Mr. G. W. Denny (1940) ; Revs. A. V. Gibson, and D. J. Black- 
well, Mr. J. Harvey White, and Mr. E. A. Ranson (1941) ; Rev. S. 
M. Rankin, Mr. Paul Morrow, Mr. D. W. Wright, and Dr. Lynn 
Mclver (1942). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (Term 6 years, 2 members) — Rev. 
W. M. Baker (1941) ; Dr. F. L. Knight (1944). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (Term 2 years, 5 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, Mr. Paul Ingle (1941) ; Mr. 
McBride Holt, Mr. Jno. A. Kellenberger (1940). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund 
(Term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1940). 

Ill — EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(Term Three Years, Not More Than Two Full Terms Successively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions Committee (5 ministers and 4 
elders, report each stated meeting) — Revs. M. S. Huske-S ( Conve- 
ner), C. G. Smith, D. D., Mr. T. D. DuPuy-S (1941) ; Rev. W. M. 
Baker-S, Mr. J. S. White-S, Mr. E. A. Ranson-S (1940) ; Revs. W. 

E. Harrop, A. V. Gibson-S, and Mr. C. E. Scott (1942). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 ministers 1 elder, report in Spring 
with popular meeting) — Rev. F. H. Morris, (1942) ; Mr. P. N. Prit- 
chett (1940); Rev. J. E. Adkins (1941). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 ministers and 1 
elder, report in Fall) — Rev. W. A. Pate (1942), Rev. J. K. Roberts 

(1941) , Mr. W. L. Sharpe (1940). 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 ministers and 
1 elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. O. C. Williamson, D. D. 

(1942) , Rev. K. L. Whittington (1941), Dr. Henry L. Smith (1940). 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 283 



5. Religious Education (9 members and the Secretary of Reli- 
gious Education in the Presbyterial ) — Rev. W. M. Baker-S (Con- 
vener), Rev. 0. C. Williamson, D. D., Mr. Fred Phipps (1940); 
Revs. R. F. Whitley, A. V. Gibson-S, Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1941) ; 
Rev. A. P. Dickson, Rev. J. R. McGregor, Th.D.-S, Mr. C. P. Robert- 
son-S (1942) ; Mrs. R. F. Whitley, Sec. of Religious Education in 
the Presbyterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 ministers 1 elder, report in Spring) — 
Rev. J. T. Barham (1942), Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1941), Mr. W. 

F. Henderson (1940). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report popular meeting 
in Fall)— Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1942), Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., 
(1941), Mr. J. Harvey White-S (1940). 

8. Orphans Home (3 members, also the member of the Board 
of Regents from Orange Presbytery is ex-off. member, report in 
Fall)— Rev. W. P. Jones (1942), Rev. J. M. Millard-S (1941), Mr. 

G. W. Denny-S (1940). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, re- 
port in Spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley, D. D. (1942), Rev. J. T. 
Barham-S (1941), Mr. I. C. Crawford (1940). 

10. Stewardship (3 ministers, 3 elders, report on apportion- 
ment Mid- Winter Adjourned Meeting, on Every Member Canvass 
in Spring)— Rev. J. W. Mann (1942), Mr. J. T. Hines-S (1942); 
Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Mr. Robert D. White (1941), Rev. F. M. Haw- 
ley, D. D., Mr. E. M. Underwood (1940), (Rev. F. M. Hawley, Con- 
vener) . 

IV PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, J. T. Barham, and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing (2 members, report in Spring) Mr. James B. Neely 
and Mr. Don Alexander. 

3. Examining Committee (four sub-committees having each 
3 ministers and 1 elder). 

(1) Languages — Revs". J. W. Mann, C. F. Myers, D. D., 
and D. H. Stewart, 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, 0. C. Williamson, 
D. D., C. E. Hodgin, D. D 

(3) Church History, Government, and Sacraments — Revs. 
Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, and C. G. Smith, D. D., 



(4) English Bible — Revs. F. H. Morris, W. E. Harrop, and 
J. M. Millard, 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — Revs. 
N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D. D., and D. H. Stewart. 

5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D. D., E. E. Gillespie, D. 
D., and C. G. Smith, D. D. 

Commission on Minister and His Work (Set up in Fall 1938) 
—Revs C. E. Hodgin, D. D. (1941) ; N. N. Fleming (1940) ; F. M. 
Hawley, D. D. (1939); Mr. H. W. Scott (1941); and Mr. J. W. 
Simpson (1940). 



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CALLED MEETING 

Burlington, N. C, June 16, 1939. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 2 :30 p. m. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, 
Rev. L. T. Edgerton, and opened with prayer by Rev. 
0. C. Williamson, D.D. 

The following were present: 

Ministers— L. T. Edgerton, W. M. Baker, J. E. Ad- 
kins, 0. C. Williamson, J. R. McGregor, and N. N. Flem- 
ing. 

Elders — R. D. White from the Burlington 1st Church. 

The call was read, found in order and Presbytery 
proceeded to business. 

The date of the Summer Adjourned Meeting was 
changed from July 11, 1939, to July 18, 1939. (The Sta- 
ted Clerk was asked to confer with the pastor of the Host 
Church, Broadway, and if the above date was not agree- 
able the date was left to the Clerk and Pastor of the 
Broadway Church). 

The Minutes were approved and Presbytery adjourn- 
ed with prayer by the Moderator to meet in the Broad- 
way Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, July 18, 1939, at 
10:00 a. m. 

L. T. Edgerton, Moderator. 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 285 

index to winter adjourned meeting jan. 10, 1939, and 
regular spring meeting april 11, 1939 

Page 

Barham, J. T.— Temporary Clerk 262 

Bradshaw, H. S. — Excused from Presbyterial Duties 260 

Brown, J. C. — Deceased 263 

Buffalo (L)— Paid in Full Salary of Rev. C. N. Morrison 254 

Meeting of Presbytery — 

Called, Burlington, June 16, 1939 284 

339th— Madison, April 11, 1939 261 

Winter Adjourned — Greensboro, January 10, 1939 253 

Committee — Calls and Supplies Abolished 263 

Committees — Standing, Appointed 264 

Committees — Thanks, Appointed 258 

Committees — Reports of 

Auditing (Permanent) 265 

Auditing (Standing) 276 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 269 

Flora Macdonald College Development Program 258 

Foreign Missions 269 

Ministers' Annuity Fund 269 

Minutes of Presbytery 277 

Nominations 280 

Orders j 253, 262 

Presbytery's Home Missions 267 

Religious Education 278 

Sessional Records 275 

Statistics 277 

Stewardship 255, 272 

Thanks 260, 281 

Woman's Work 277 

Commission on Arrears to ask Adjustment 257 

Commission to prepare Memorial to 

Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Sr. (Deceased) 258 

Commission on Minister and His Work — First Report 257 

Commissioners to Assembly — Elected 280 

Directory — Spring and Summer, 1939 282 

Docket — Winter Adjourned Meeting, 1939 — Jan. 10th 254 

Docket— 339th Stated Session 262 

DuBose, Rev. S. W. — Received from Norfolk Presybtery 259 

DuBose, Rev. S. W.— Called to Hillsboro and New Hope 259 

DuBose, Rev. S. W. — Commission to Install 259 

DuBose, Rev. S. W. — Installed Hillsboro and New Hope 266 

Edgerton, Rev. L. T. — Moderator 262 

Fleming, Rev. N. N. — Vote of Appreciation to 279 

Gillespie, Rev. E. E. — Financial Agent, Report 275 

Gillespie, Rev. E. E. — Nominated Trustee of Foust Estate 276 



286 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



INDEX— (Continued) 

Page 

Gwynn, Rev. P. H. Sr.— Memorial To 272 

Hodgin, Rev. C. E. — To prepare Memorial to 

Rev. J. C. Brown (Deceased) 263 

Jones, Rev. J. S. — Resigned Bethlehem and Cross Roads 274 

Jones, Rev. J. S. — Dismissed to Bluestone Presbytery 274 

Jones, Rev. J. S. — Vote of appreciation to 274 

Overture to General Assembly on 

Assembly's Home Missions Council 271 

Roll— Winter 1938-9 252 

State of Religion — Discussion for Spring Meeting 277 

St. Andrews Church— Error Corrected (337th Session p-188) __273 

Stixrud, Dr. T. H. — Foreign Mission Addresses 271, 281 

Treasurer of Presbytery — Report 264; On Arrears 274 

Wentworth Church — Report on 266 

Westminster — Salary of Hodgin paid in full 254 

Whittington, Rev. K. L. — Moderator's Sermon 261 



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MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Presbyterian Church, Broadway, N. C. 
July 18, 1939 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTIETH SESSION 
Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Ruffin, N. C. 
October 10, 1939 



ROLL OF PRESBYTERY— SUMMER AND FALL 1939 



J. E. ADKINS Rt. 1, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. BARHAM 1518 Lexington Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL Leaksville, N. C. 

J. F. BROWN Box 911, Burlington, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

E. H. CLARKE Box 63, Reidsville, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Rt. 1, Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Rt. 2, Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DUBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T, EDGERTON Whitsett, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D.D.__5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 

P. H. GWYNN, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Th.D Burlington, N. C. 

J. W. MANN Cedar Grove, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Rt. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

F. H. MORRIS Leaksville, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE Jonesboro, N. C. 

J. K. ROBERTS 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH, D.D Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH % Sunday School Times, Philadelphia, Pa. 

D. H. STEWART Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D.___Union Theo. Seminary, Richmond, Va. 

R. F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTJNGTON Bessemer Branch, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 South Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 

O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D.__641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Broadway, N. C, July 18, 1939 
Orange Presbytery met in its Regular Summer Ad- 
journed Session on the above date at 10:00 a. m. in the 
Broadway Presbyterian Church, and was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. L. T. Edgerton, and constituted 
with prayer. The morning devotional was led by Rev. 
O. C. Williamson, D.D., from Romans, Chapter 12, vs. 1-2. 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay 

J. T. Barham 

D. J. Blaekwell 

J. F. Brown George M. Powell Burlington II 

E. H. Clarke 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook 

A. P. Dickson 

S. W. DuBose H. F. Latta Hillsboro 

G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton S. C. Stewart Springwood 

A. V. Gibson S. H. Campbell Sanford 

N. N. Fleming W. Kerr Scott Hawfields 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

W. E. Harrop F. A. Miller Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D.D S. G. Morgan Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

W. P. Jones 

J. W. Mann 

J. M. Millard D. Max Coble Alamance 

W. A. Pate John A. Buchanan Broadway 

John A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

T. C. Dalrymple Salem 

I. L. Shaw St. Andrews 

C. G. Smith, D.D 

R. F. Whitley W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

R. L. Neal Bethesda 

K. L. Whittington F. F. Morrison Bessemer 

C. L. Wicker Albert Seagroves Farmville 

R. Murphy Williams E. G. Jones Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D.D Dennis H. Hall, Jr High Point 

Jno. A. Kellenberger Greensboro 1st. 

27 20 

Revs. P. H. Biddle and H. C. Bedinger, D.D. of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery were introduced and invited to sit 
as visiting brethren. 

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The Minutes of the Called Meeting of June 16, 1939, 
were read for information. 

Under communications the following Trustees made 
reports : 

Davidson College — C. E. Hodgin, and M. S. Huske. 
Flora Macdonald College — N. N. Fleming, A. V. Gibson, D. J. 
Blackwell, and J. Harvey White. 

Peace Junior College — W. M. Baker. 

Glade Valley High School — C. C. McLean, Paul Ingle, and Jno. 
A. Kellenberger. 

Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund — 
McBride Holt. 

These reports were received as information. 

Mr. E. B. Eldridge, Superintendent of Glade Valley 
High School, and Mr. W. W. Williamson, a Candidate for 
the Ministry who is assisting Rev. R. F. Whitley, were 
introduced to Presbytery. 

A Committee consisting of Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., 
John A. Kellenberger and Rev. N. N. Fleming was ap- 
pointed to prepare a paper of appreciation of the services 
of Dr. W. L. Lingle as President of Davidson College. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Chairman of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Presbytery, made the following report which was 
adopted : 

The Board of Trustees has held one meeting since the last 
meeting of Presbytery. 

A Permanent Secretary was elected and a minute book ordered 
to be purchased that a record may be kept of all proceedings of the 
Board. 

The Secretary was instructed to secure for record all deeds 
and papers in the hands of the Trustees. 

A Committee was appointed to confer with the Executor of the 
Foust Estate relative to securing representation of Presbytery on 
the administration of the said estate as in the past. 

Respectfully submitted, E. E. Gillespie, Chairman. 

The Docket was adopted with the additions of the 
following items. To give Mr. E. B. Eldridge a place on 
the program, and to hear Mr. S. A. White on the Flora 
Macdonald College Development Program at 11:30 a. m. 

The Committee on Orders reported through the pas- 
tor of the host Church, Rev. W. A. Pate, and the report 
was adopted as follows : 

Lunch 12:15 to 1:15 p. m., and the hearing of the 
History of Broadway Church 2 :30 p. m. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 291 



DOCKET 

— OF — 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
Summer Adjourned Meeting, 
Presbyterian Church, Broadway, N. C. 

Tuesday, July 18, 1939, 10:00 A. M. 

1. Devotional Service — Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Moderator. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting — Communications. 

4. Report on Orders — Rev. W. A. Pate — Adoption of Docket 

5. Candidates to be received, Licensures, Ordinations. 

6. Report of Trustees — Of Presbytery, Davidson College, Flora 
Macdonald College, Peace College, Glade Valley High School, 
Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund. 

7. Appointment of Committee on Minutes of General Assembly. 

8. Report on Religious Education — Baker. 

9. Report of Special Committee on Sessional Record Blank — 
Jones. 

10. Report of Commissioners to General Assembly — Edgerton, 
Fleming, Huske, Jones, J. D. Clapp, J. N. Benton, J. A. Kellen- 
berger, W. Kerr Scott. 

11. Report of Standing Committees — 
Installations— W. M. Baker, J. S. Cook, E. C. Smith. 
Nominations — W. F. Harrop, F. H. Morris, K. L. Whittington, 

C. C. McLean, Dr. S. A. Malloy. 
Minutes of General Assembly. 

Thanks— R. M. Williams, J. K. Roberts, J. M. Millard. 

12. History of Broadway Church — Pate. 

13. Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

14. Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

15. Ministers' Annuity Fund — McGregor. 

16. Flora Macdonald College Development Program — S. A. White. 

17. Place of Next Meeting. 

18. Read and Approve Minutes. 

19. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 

Mr. E. B. Eldridge was heard in the interest of Glade 
Valley High School. 

Presbytery expressed its thanks to Mr. Eldridge for 
his splendid report and assured him of our continued in- 
terest in the School. 

The Committee on Christian Education reported that 
there were no candidates to be received at this meeting. 

The Committee on Flora Macdonald College Devel- 



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opment Program made the following report through its 
chairman, Mr. S. A. White: 

Brethren: The Committee on the Flora Macdonald College 
Development Program has always felt that the appeal for the 
College would be much stronger in Orange Presbytery after the 
indebtedness has been removed. In accordance with this belief 
plans have been made to carry on the campaign first in Fayette- 
ville and Wilmington Presbyteries. 

The work in Fayetteville and Wilmington Presbyteries has 
not progressed with the rapidity which had been anticipated. Sub- 
stantial progress is being made; however, the balance of the year 
1939 will be required to complete this work. Inasmuch as the full 
time and energy of Mr. Davis is required for this work in these 
two Presbyteries now and also since, as mentioned above, it seems 
to be desirable to make the campaign in Orange after the debt 
has been cared for, the Executive Committee has asked its Chair- 
man to request Presbytery to extend the time for the Flora Mac- 
donald Campaign to include the year 1940. 

We might add here that the Southern Association has been 
quite favorably impressed with the results of the efforts being 
made and has continued Flora Macdonald on the non-member list 
of approved colleges. 

Respectfully, 

S. A. White, Chairman. 

In connection with the above report, Rev. H. G. Be- 
dinger, D.D., President of the College, was heard and 
Presbytery adopted the report granting the request of 
the Committee. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie made a plea for the full payment 
of the 8.5% of the Benevolent Budget for Schools and 
Colleges. 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson presented the report of the 
Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief, making report for Rev. M. S. Huske, retiring Chair- 
man, on the Mary I. Smith Fund. The financial report 
was adopted and Mr. Huske commended for his faithful- 
ness. The recommendations on the Mary I. Smith Fund 
were referred to the Committee to reoort at the Fall 
Meeting of Presbytery — that part of the report which 
was adopted is as follows : 

A. Balance Sheet of Mary I. Smith Fund, as of July 7, 1939. 
1933-1939— 

Notes on hand $1300.00 

July 8, 1934 (20% Div. from Page Trust Co., of $325) 65.02 
October 7, 1936 (10% Div. from Page Trust Co., of $325) _ 32.51 



$1397.53 



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1939— 

Notes on hand $1076.00 

as follows: 

J. W. Witherspoon $ 60.00 

R. F. Whitley 230.00 

John C. Whitley 300.00 

Lucille Cashion 56.00 

R. D. Russell 30.00 

R. M. Rice 200.00 

Ivan W. Stafford 200.00 

Expenses Stationery, Stamps, Etc 2.50 

Cash on hand 319.03 



$1397.53 

B. Receipt from O. C. Williamson, newly appointed Treasurer, 
snowing receipt from M. S. Huske of the notes, $1076.00, and 
cash, $319.03, July 7, 1939. 

Received of M. S. Huske, retiring Treasurer Mary I. Smith Fund, 
Notes as follows: 



J. W. Witherspoon $ 60.00 

R. F. Whitley 230.00 

J. C. Whitley 300.00 

Lucille Cashion 56.00 

R. D. Russell 30.00 

R. M. Rice 200.00 

Ivan W. Stafford 200.00 



$1076.00 

And Check on Bank of Reidsville 319.03 



O. C. Williamson. 

C. Report of M. S. Huske, Treasurer Mary I. Smith Fund of 
Orange Presbytery, July 5, 1933, July 7, 1939. 

RECEIPTS 



Dec. 15, 1933-Sept. 21, 1937— From J. S. Cook $200.00 

Feb. 20, 1934-Feb. 21, 1938— From G. L. Cooper 175.00 

July 8, 1934— R. C. Gilmore 

(20% Div. Page Trust Co., on Deposit $325) 65.02 

Oct. 7, 1936 (10% Div. Page Trust Co.) (R. C. Gilmore) 32.51 

April 9, 1937— From F. Marion Dick 100.00 

Nov. 11, 1937— R. F. Whitley 5.00 

Dec. 28, 1937— R. F. Whitley 5.00 

Feb. 7, 1939— F. Marion Dick 100.00 

Feb. 7, 1938— Lucille Cashion 10.00 

May 31, 1938— T. Irving Hall 50.00 



$ 751.53 

DISBURSEMENTS 

April 10, 1934— Loan R. D. Russell $ 30.00 

Oct. 19, 1935 — Stationery and Stamps 2.50 

Sept. 16, 1936— Loan R. M. Rice, Jr 100.00 



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Sept. 13, 1937— Loan R. M. Rice, Jr $ 100.00 

Sept. 13, 1937— Loan Ivan W. Stafford 100.00 

Sept. 20, 1938— Loan Ivan W. Stafford 100.00 

July 7, 1939— Cash on hand in Bank of Reidsville 319.03 



$ 751.53 

NOTE — D — Recommendations which were referred to the Committee on 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief will appear when the Com- 
mittee reports in the Pall. 

Presbytery took recess until 1:15 p. m. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:15 p. m. and was led in 
prayer by Rev. W. M. Baker. 

Revs. E. E. Gillespie and M. S. Huske with Elder J. 
A. Kellenberger were appointed a Committee on the 
Minutes of the General Assembly. 

Rev. W. P. Jones made report for the Special Com- 
mittee on Sessional Records Blank. The report was re- 
ceived and adopted as amended and is as follows: 

REPORT TO PRESBYTERY OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE 
ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

In view of the action of Presbytery at its April meeting in 
deciding that such action be taken; and 

In view of the existing confusion, inaccuracy and inefficiency 
caused by the present system; and 

On the basis of a careful consideration of past methods and 
experience and a thorough study of the requirements of the Book 
of Church Order; and 

In an earnest and sincere effort to establish a simpler, clear- 
er and more efficient and practical method for examining Ses- 
sional Records, 

Your Special Committee on Sessional Records recommends: 

1. The adoption of the following Sessional Record Report Blank 
(Attached). If the report blank be adopted we recommend fur- 
ther: 

2. That this report blank be printed. 

3. That a copy of the blank be sent to every clerk or pastor 
as soon as it is printed, and that it be pasted in some convenient 
but permanent place in every Sessional Record book for a refer- 
ence guide. 

4. That a copy of the blank be sent to every clerk or pastor 
at least ten days prior to that meeting of Presbytery at which the 
Sessional Records must appear. 

5. That the blank be duly filled out and properly signed by 
each Session, and be inserted at the end of the minutes of the 
Sessional Record for the fiscal year before the record is turned in 
to Presbytery. 



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6. That the Standing- Rules be amended so that the Committee 
composed of nine members be reduced to five in addition to the 
chairman. 

7. That Presbytery require the Sessional Record Committee 
to have, whenever possible, the Sessional Records examined and 
properly signed by the Moderator by the time Presbytery recon- 
venes for its afternoon session. Respectfully submitted, 

William P. Jones, Chairman* 

SESSION'S CERTIFIED REPORT TO PRESBYTERY On The 
MATTER CONTAINED IN SESSIONAL RECORD 

We, the Session of Church, do 

hereby certify to the correctness and accuracy of our Sessional 
Record as shown by the answers to the following- questions : 

1. As many as four stated meetings during the year? 

2. Names of members present recorded? - - - - 

3. All meetings ordinarily opened and closed with prayer? 

4. Record contains full account of all business transacted? 

5. All business of the Session, including election and installation 
of Elders and Deacons, and the election of Sunday School Su- 
perintendent, and other officers and teachers, etc., was trans- 
acted in full accordance with the requirements of the Book of 
Church Order in all cases where said book offered instruc- 
tions? 

6. An accurate record was kept of Baptisms? New 

Members? Loss by death or dismissal? 

Communion Services? 

7. Full Annual Statistical Report is entered? - - 

8. Books of Secretary and Xreasurer of Board of Deacons fully 
examined and approved? 

9. Minutes of Session for the year were read and approved? 

10. Record is written in ink? Typewriter? 

(Pencil forbidden) 

11. Name of Church appears clearly on outside of Record cover? 



12. Care was taken to maintain order of arrangement and neat- 
ness of appearance? 

Signed this the day of , 19 



Moderator. 



Clerk. 



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The following commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly reported: Revs. L. T. Edgerton, N. N. Fleming, W. 
P. Jones, and M. S. Huske (by Mr. Fleming). Elders: 
W. Kerr Scott, J. N. Benton, J. A. Kellenberger, and J. 
D. Clapp (by Rev. L. T. Edgerton). 

Recommendations in Mr. J. N. Benton's report were 
referred to the Committee on Minutes of the General As- 
sembly and will be printed when the Committee reports. 

Mr. Benton made report on the Subscriptions for 
Evangelism that the Commissioners from Orange Pres- 
bytery had pledged the Presbytery to contribute $200, 
which amount was subscribed by the representatives 
from the churches attending Presbytery. 

Presbytery voted to observe the Sacrament of The 
Lord's Supper at the two Stated and two Adjourned 
Meetings of Presbytery. 

The Historical Sketch of the Broadway Church was 
read by Mrs. McLean and ordered printed, and Presby- 
tery expressed its appreciation to Mrs. McLean for the 
history. 

The sketch follows: 
HISTORY OF THE BROADWAY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Broadway Presbyterian Church is a comparatively young or- 
ganization but its history and development is equally as interest- 
ing as those of older churches in this section. 

It has produced its share of religious leaders and has sent 
out numerous men and women who were to become identified with 
business, professional and political life. The Broadway Presby- 
terian Church is today a strong organization. 

The church was organized June 29, 1907, by the commission of 
Presbytery ( Fayette ville) composed of Rev. M. D. McNeil, Rev. 
J. K. Roberts, Rev. K. A. McLeod, and Elders R. Bryan and N. A. 
Dalrymple. Eleven members were received in the church at this 
time. Rev. K. A. McLeod preached the fourth Sunday afternoon 
in each month. 

In the fall of 1907 the first Presbyterian Church building 
in Broadway was erected. The building being of slender frame 
was wrecked by storm before it was finished. Although consid- 
ered not safe it was used for a place of worship until 1917 when 
it was torn down and rebuilt. The new structure was on the same 
location. 

Each of these structures contained only one assembly room 
and had no provision for Sunday school. Rev. L. A. McLaurin 
was in charge at this time and his interest and help is remember- 
ed with gratitude. 

Realizing the need of a new building the congregation ap- 
pointed a building committee composed of J. L. Burgress, S. V. 



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Stevens and W. C. Buchanan to secure an architect and materials, 
and work was started on the new building in 1934. 

In 1936 the assembly room of the Sunday school department 
was being used for the regular preaching services. On July the 
24th of last year (1938) the first morning service was held in 
the auditorium of the now completed church which was built at 
an estimated cost of $20,000. 

Friends were loyal in their help but the greatest portion of 
the cost was given by the membership that has now grown to sixty. 
Anyone who sees the church will realize the truth of the text of 
the first morning service in the church: "For the people had a 
mind to work." Neh., 4:6. 

The church now has five Sunday school rooms, and assembly 
room for the Sunday school and a church auditorium with a seat- 
ing capacity of 200. 

Following Rev. McLaurin, Rev. J. S. Cook served as pastor 
of the church until 1935. Rev. W. A. Pate is the present pastor. 

The eleven charter members of the church are M. M. Watson, 
Miss Alberta Watson, Mrs. L. B. Lasater, Mrs. M. A. McLeod, 
M. A. McLeod, J. A. McNeil, Mrs. Kate Campbell, D. E. Lasater, 
Mrs. M. M. Watson, Miss Mildred Lasater and G. M. G. Harring- 
ton. 

(Given by Mrs. Nettie McLean. Above in part from article in the 
Sanford Herald written from material of Mrs. McLean.) 

Rev. E. H. Clarke was granted evangelistic powers in 
the Wentworth Church only. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin made verbal report on Home Mis- 
sions and appealed for the payment of the full apportion- 
ment for this cause, and for the special offering for Pres- 
bytery's Home Missions. 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie made a report on the Church and 
Manse Erection League. 

Rev, W. M. Baker made verbal report in regard to 
Daily Vacation Bible Schools and also reported the Pion- 
eer Conference at Peace Junior College with 91 in atten- 
dance June 5-10, 1939. 

Rev. A. V. Gibson made the following report of the 
Senior- Young Peoples' Conference which was adopted 
and both Mr. Baker and Mr. Gibson were commended for 
their faithful work. 

The report follows: 

The Thirteenth Annual Conference for the Young- People of 
Orange Presbytery was held at Peace Junior College, July 10-15, 
1939. 

132 Young People were enrolled in the Conference and 22 
Adult Leaders. 



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Seven courses were offered as follows: Bible, Studies in 
Acts, by Dr. J. O. Mann. Studies in Ephesians by Miss Rachel 
Henderlite, of Montreat College. 

A class of Young People's Methods was taught by Miss Jose- 
phine Hutchison, Director of Religious Education in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Raleigh. Home Missions was taught by 
Rev. M. S. Huske, using as a text the new book, "Chapels". A 
course in Stewardship was given by Rev. N. N. Fleming. Dr. J. 
R. McGregor taught a course in Youth Problems; and Rev. A. J. 
McElway taught the course in Church Music. 

Dr. J. H. Carter of Anderson, S. C, was the speaker for the 
evening worship periods. Rev. R. F. Whitley acted as business 
manager of the Conference and is responsible for its business 
success. 

Twenty Young People received diplomas, having finished 
successfully the three years' required study. 

Statistics for Young People's Conference of Orange Presby- 
tery July 10-15, 1939. 



Number of Young People 132 

Number of Counsellors 8 

Number of Faculty 14 

Total at Conference 154 

Total Receipts $848.02 

Total Disbursements 817.77 

Balance in Treasury $ 30.25 



J. A. Kellenberger made verbal report of the Superin- 
tendents' Conference to be held at Montreat, July 28-30. 

The Committee on Installations had no report. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted: 

1. On the Board of Trustees of Flora Macdonald College, Mr. 
Stephen White in the place of Mr. J. Sam White (Request of Mr. 
J. Sam White). Rev. J. M. Millard to take the place of Rev. S. M. 
Rankin (deceased). 

2. That the following elders be named to fill vacancies on the 
Examining Committees : 

(1) Languages — Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government, and Sacrament — Dr. S. A. 
Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Mr. C. C. McLean. 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 

The Stated Clerk reported the death of Rev. S. M. 
Rankin and Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D.D. 

The following report of the Commission on the Min- 
ister and His work was admitted to record : 



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REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND 
HIS WORK 

The Commission met July 18, 1939, in the 5$ r °adway Pres- 
byterian Church, and was opened with prayer by the Chairman. 

Present: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, F. M. Hawley and N. N. 
Fleming. 

The Chairman reported that he had visited the Buffalo (L) 
group of Churches and the Cross Roads Group, and both groups 
had appointed Pulpit Committees. 

The Chairman also reported that the Pulpit Committees of 
the Buffalo (L) group had agreed to recommend Rev. A. D. Cars- 
well as Pastor, and upon motion the Commission approved of this 
recommendation. 

The minutes were read and approved and the Commission 
adjourned with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

The Memorial to the Rev. J. C. Brown was read by 
Dr. C. E. Hodgin, adopted, ordered printed in the min- 
utes, and a copy sent to Mrs. J. C. Brown. 

The Memorial follows : 

REV. J. C. BROWN 

The Rev. J. C. Brown, son of R. L. and Margaret E. Brown of 
York County, S. C, was born January 5, 1872, and departed this 
life in the 65th year of his age on March 1, 1937. He received his 
collegiate training at Catawba College from which he was gradu- 
ated when he was about twenty years of age. After leaving col- 
lege he was engaged for several years in teaching in different 
schools. 

In 1892 he married Miss Ola Cline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
R. F. Cline of Iredell County, N. C. After the death of his wife 
in 1902 he decided to enter the ministry, and was received under 
the care of Concord Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. 
His Theological training was received at Columbia Seminary from 
which he was graduated in 1905. 

After graduation from the Seminary he was ordained by Ashe- 
ville Presbytery, and the greater part of his ministry was spent 
in Home Mission work in western North Carolina. His first work 
was at Dillingham where he was both teacher and pastor, and also 
supplied for two years the Barnardsville and North Fork churches. 
From this field he moved to Robbinsville in Graham County, where 
he supplied for a few months. 

From 1906 to 1908 he was pastor of Soddy, Sale Creek, and 
Washington churches in Hamilton County, Tennessee. In 1909 he 
returned to his first work at Dillingham, where he taught and 
preached for four years. In 1912 he moved to Ashe County (which 
at that time was a part of Orange Presbytery) and for six years 
was pastor of Jefferson, Obids, and Ebenezer churches. This was his 
last pastorate. 



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After 1918 he was engaged in teaching school in western North 
Carolina until his health failed. For about eight years he taught 
successfully at Oakley and Canton where he was held in high es- 
teem by the patrons of both schools. As he spent a greater num- 
ber of years in the school room than he did in the pulpit, it is 
probable that his greatest work was accomplished as a teacher. 

He was an invalid the latter years of his life. Two years be- 
fore his death he underwent a serious surgical operation from which 
he never fully recovered. After weary months and years of suffer- 
ing he quietly passed away on March 1, 1937, of gangrenic neuritis. 

On October 24, 1904, he was married the second time to Miss 
Mary B. Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Marshall of 
Statesville, N. C, who survives him, and to whom the Presbytery 
extends warmest sympathy and love. 

— C. E. Hodgin. 

Rev. O. C. Williamson made verbal report on the Min- 
isters' Annuity Fund and urged the churches to complete 
this unfinished task. The report was received as infor- 
mation. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Bethesda 
Church to hold the Fall Meeting in that Church. 

Revs. C. E. Hodgin, E. E. Gillespie, and A. P. Dickson 
were appointed a committee to prepare memorials to 
Revs. S. M. Rankin, and H. S. Bradshaw, (deceased.) 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made the following re- 
port on arrears in Presbyterial Tax which was received 
and adopted: 

TREASURER'S REPORT 
Tax due for 1938-39: 



Burlington 2nd $ 18.00 

Cumnock 1.00 

Euphronia 1.00 

Farmville 1.00 

Greensboro 1st 271.00 

Greenwood 4.00 

Gulf 3.00 

Pocket 3.00 

Smyrna 1.00 

Speedwell 3.00 

White Hill 6.00 



$312.00 



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Back Tax since 1931: 



CHURCH 


TAX 


PAID 


Alamance - 


$ 15.00 


$ 


Bessemer 


59.00 




Bethel 


1.00 




Broadway 


22.00 


20.00 


Buffalo (G) _ 


24.00 


24.00 


Buffalo (L) 


17.00 




Burlington I 


9.00 


9.00 


Ch. Covenant 


141.50 


70.75 


Community _ _ 


11.00 




Cross Roads 


8.00 




Cumnock 


2.00 




E. Burlington 


9.00 




El Bethel _ 


10.00 


10.00 


Euphronia 


27.00 




Farmville 


3.00 




Gilead 


1.00 




Glenwood _ 


32.99 




Goldston 


1.00 


1.00 


Greensboro First _ _ 


1,887.00 




Greenwood 


30.00 




Griers 


24.00 


1.00 


Gulf 


33.00 




Haywood 


13.00 


3.00 


High Point 


340.00 




Jonesboro 


11.00 


10.00 


Little River 


40.00 


25.00 


Mebane _ 


45.50 


45.50 


Milton 


3.00 




New Hope _ 


3.00 




Piedmont _ 


21.00 


10.50 


Pittsboro _. _ 


5.00 


5.00 


Pleasant Grove 


5.00 




Pocket 


39.00 




Red House 


26.00 




Reidsville 


67.00 




Riverview 


23.00 


15.50 


Salem 


20.00 




Sanford 


114.00 




Shiloh 


9.00 




Smyrna 


24.00 




Speedwell 


25.00 




Spray 


12.00 




Springwood 


15.00 


15.00 


St. Andrews 


86.00 




Stoneville 


6.00 


6.00 


Stony Creek 


5.00 


5.00 


Westminster 


. 227.00 




White Hill 


43.75 





$3907.74 



$ 276.25 



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Total back tax including 1938-39 $3,907.74 

Back tax collected 276.25 

Balance due $3,631.49 

Balance due General Assembly $875.00 

Balance due Synod 525.00 

Total to G. A. and Synod $1,400.00 

Paid on G. A. Balance 5-2-'39 75.00 

Balance payable __$1,325.00 



C. G. Smith, Treasurer. 

Asheboro, N. C., July 18, 1939. 

Presbytery instructed the Treasurer to send no more 
bills for arrears in Presbyterial Tax 1931-38 until the 
Commission on Arrears make its report to Presbytery. 

Also the Presbytery instructed the Treasurer to apply 
all money collected on arrears and on debts to the Gene- 
ral Assembly and the Synod. 

Presbytery adopted by a rising vote the following re- 
port of the Committee on Resolution of Thanks : 

Orange Presbytery wishes to record its grateful thanks to the 
Broadway Presbyterian Church for the beautiful and hospitable 
way in which they have entertained us at our Mid-Summer Meet- 
ing. 

We especically appreciate and commend the magnificent im- 
pression that their new Church made on every member of our body. 

R. Murphy Williams, Chairman. 

The minutes were read and adopted and Presbytery 
adjourned with Prayer and the Benediction to meet in 
the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Ruffin, N. C, on 
Tuesday, October 10, 1939, at 10:00 a. m. 

L. T. Edgerton. Moderator, 
J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 

Ruffin, N. C, October 10, 1939. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 340th Stated 
Session in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church near Ruf- 
fin on the above date at 10 :00 a. m., and was constituted 
with prayer by the retiring Moderator, Rev. L. T. Edger- 
ton. 

The opening sermon by the Moderator was from the 
text Hebrews 11:8. 

The roll call showed the following present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. Earl Adkins H. C. Foster Shiloh 

W. F. Shepherd Piedmont 

W. M. Baker J. Sam White Mebane 

Jonas Barclay D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

D. J. Blackwell R. Holman El-Bethel 

J. F. Brown J. R. Whitley Burlington II 

N. R. Claytor James T. Kilby Milton 

J. S. Cook 

A. P. Dickson L. W. McFarland Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose R. P. Blackwood New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton A. M. Shepherd Springwood 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

N. N. Fleming J. W. Covington Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson Jno. W. Mcintosh Sanford 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

W. E. Harrop Roy Davis Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D.D J. Siewers Wall Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske A. F. Brown Reidsville 

W. P. Jones P. N. Pritchett Westminster 

J. W. Mann Robert D. Hughes Eno 

J. F. Workman Fairfield 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D J. A. Barnwell Burlington 1st 

J. M. Millard 

F. Hubert Morris 

Charles F. Myers, D.D J. A. Kellenberger Greensboro 1st 

W. A. Pate 

J. K. Roberts 

C. G. Smith, D.D 

D. H. Stewart 

Roy F. Whitley D. W. Wright Bethesda 

W. L. Compton Griers 

K. L. Whittington W. A. Aydelette Bessemer 

R. Murphy Williams J. S. Cheek Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D.D Dennis H. Hall, Jr High Point 

31 27 

Elder J. A. Kellenberger of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, was elected Moderator, and Rev. J. 



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E. Adkins was elected Temporary Clerk, both by accla- 
mation. 

The Committee on Orders made report through Rev. 
R. F. Whitley, Pastor of the host church, which was 
adopted with the docket as amended as follows: 

Orders — Lunch at 12 :30 p. m., reconvene at 1 :30 p. m. 
supper at 5:00 p. m., reconvene at 6:00 p. m., and ad- 
journ at will. 

The memorials to deceased ministers to be read just 
before and in connection with the Communion Service 
just before adjourning for lunch. 

Home Missions Report changed to 2 :30 p. m., Minis- 
ters' Annuity Fund Report just after Special Committee 
on Minutes of General Assembly. 

The amended Docket follows: 

DOCKET 

— OF— 

340th Stated Session of Orange Presbytery 
Bethesda Church, Ruffin, N. C, Rt. 1 

Tuesday, October 10th, 1939, 10:00 A. M. 

1. Presbytery Constituted by Prayer and Sermon by the Mode- 
rator, Rev. L. T. Edgerton. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report of Committee on Orders — Whitley. 

5. Adoption of Docket. 

6. Reading- of Communications. 

7. Communion Service — Led by the Moderator and Pastor of the 
Church. 

8. Appointment of Standing Committees: 

(1) Installations (3 members). 

(2) Nominations (5 members). 

(3) Auditing (3 members). 

(4) Thanks (3 members). 

9. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations; Report 
through Committee on Christian Education — Williamson. 

10. Calls or Dismissions. 

11. Report of Special Committee on Minutes of Assembly — Gillespie. 
Huske, and J. A. Kellenberger. 

12. Statistical Report to Synod — Stated Clerk. 

13. Ministers' Annuity Fund — McGregor, just after Committee 
on Min. of G. A. 

14. Memorials to Revs. S. M. Rankin and H. S. Bradshaw — Hodgin. 



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15. Historical Sketch of Bethesda Church— Whitley. 

16. Report of Executive Committees: 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Huske and Hodgin. 

(2) Synod's & Assembly's Home Missions — Pate. 

(3) Christian Ed. & Ministerial Relief & Mary I. Smith Fund — 
Williamson. 

(4) Educational Institutions — Blackwell. 

(5) Orphans — W. P. Jones. 

(6) Religious Education — Baker. 

17. Report of Treasurers. 

18. Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

19. Report of Standing Committees. 

20. Special Committee on Appreciation of Dr. W. L. Lingle — Hod- 
gin. 

21. Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

22. Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

23. Unfinished Business. 

24. Place of Next Meeting. 

25. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 
Standing Orders. 

2:00 P. M. — Reception of Candidates — Williamson. 
3:00 P. M. — Popular Meeting on Educational Institutions — 
Blackwell. 

2:30 P. M. — Popular Meeting on Home Missions — Huske and 
Hodgin. 

The above Docket to be finished in a Day and Evening 
Meeting. 

A communication from Elder J. D. Clapp reporting 
his attendance at the meeting of the General Assembly 
last May was read with interest (this communication 
happened to have reached the Clerk too late for the Sum- 
mer Adjourned Meeting, but Mr. Clapp's attendance had 
been reported), and he was commended. 

Communication from Rev. Warner DuBose relative 
to automobiles of Home Mission Pastors was referred to 
the Committee on Home Missions. 

Communication from the Stated Clerk of the General 
Assembly relating to the question of Union was read 
for information. 

No Calls or Dismissions were reported to Presbytery. 

The report of the Special Committee on Minutes of 
the General Assembly was presented by Rev. E. E. Gilles- 
pie, Chairman, and taken up seriatim. 

The paragraph referring to the General Assembly's 
Training School was referred to the Committee on Ste- 
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The hour for the Communion Service having arrived, 
the consideration of the remaining part of the report 
was deferred until the afternoon session. 

The following memorials to Revs. H. S. Bradshaw, 
D.D., and S. M. Rankin, deceased, were read and adopted : 

REV. HARVEY SMITH BRADSHAW, D.D. 

The Rev. Harvey Smith Bradshaw, son of Richard and Frances 
Berry Bradshaw, was born in East Tennessee in June, 1863, and 
departed this life July 6, 1939. He was an A. B. graduate of King 
College, Bristol, Tenn., from which institution he also received the 
honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. He received his theologi- 
cal training at Columbia Seminary at Columbia, S. C. He was 
twice married. His first marriage was to Mrs. Margaret Tadlock 
Vance, daughter of Dr. Tadlock of the faculty of Columbia Se- 
minary. To this union was born one son, Francis Foster Bradshaw. 
Mrs. Bradshaw died in 1895, and on October 19, 1897, Dr. Brad- 
shaw married the second time to Mrs. Mary Nash Young of Hills- 
boro, N. C, who passed away in 1933. 

In 1894 Dr. Bradshaw was ordained to the gospel ministry by 
Orange Presbytery meeting in the Presbyterian church of Chapel 
Hill, N. C. On August 15, 1894, he was called to the Hillsboro 
Presbyterian church for one half of his time, the other half being 
divided among Fairfield, Little River, and Eno churches. This 
was his first pastorate which was continued until November 18, 
1900, when he resigned in order that he might accept a call to 
the Newbern Presbyterian Church of Albemarle Presbytery, where 
he served until 1905. On April 30, 1905, he was called the second 
time to the Hillsboro and New Hope churches where he served the 
remainder of his ministry. He was greatly hampered during the 
latter years by ill health, having had a serious heart affection 
which made it necessary for him to be very careful against over 
exertion. He resigned as pastor of New Hope church in April 
1936, but continued to serve the Hillsboro church until July, 1938, 
when he retired from active service. The last year of his life 
was spent at Chapel Hill, where his son, Dr. Francis F. Bradshaw, 
is Dean of Students at the University of North Carolina. 

Dr. Bradshaw's active ministry covered a period of forty-four 
years, and all these years were given to service in Orange Presby- 
tery, except the brief pastorate at Newbern of about four and 
one-half years. He was active and useful as a Presbyter until 
impaired health forced him to give up duties outside of his pas- 
torate. He was blessed with evangelistic gifts, and, in the days 
of his prime, conducted many successful evangelistic meetings in 
the Presbytery. 

The fact that Dr. Bradshaw served the Hillsboro church for 
about forty years is evidence that he loved the people of that 
historic town, and that he was beloved by them. His service was 
genuine and sincere, otherwise he could not have remained in one 
pastorate for so many years. He was an instructive and forceful 
preacher and a good and faithful pastor. During the severe epi- 
demic of influenza during the World War he rendered an out- 
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strength, night and day, in unselfish service to the sick and dy- 
ing. He was the friend and helper of all the people, irrespective 
of church affiliations. 

The end came peacefully July 6, 1939, and the funeral was 
conducted from the church he served so long by Rev. S. W. Du- 
Bose, who succeeded him in the pastorate. The body was interred 
in the historic cemetery adjoining the church to await the re- 
surrection morn, when all who are in their graves shall come forth. 

C. E. Hod gin, 
E. E. Gillespie. 

REV. SAMUEL MEEK RANKIN 

The Rev. Samuel Meek Rankin, son of R. C. and Mary Ann 
McLean Rankin, was born in Guilford County, nine miles east of 
Greensboro, on July 30, 1864, and departed this life April 12, 
1939. He was reared in a godly home and early in life professed 
faith in Christ and united with Bethel Presbyterian Church in 
I which his father was for many years a ruling elder. At the age 
of sixteen years he felt definitely called to the work of the min- 
istry and decided then on his life work, though he did not make 
his decision known for two or three years. However, he began 
at once to pray and plan for an education that would fit him for 
the ministry. He attended the Oakdale Academy in the southern 
part of Alamance County and the McLeansville Academy in Guil- 
ford County. In the fall of 1888 he entered the Sophomore class 
at Davidson College, and after two years of college work he taught 
school for one year at Steadman, N. C. In the fall of 1891 he 
entered Union Theological Seminary in Virginia for his theolo- 
gical training. 

When Mr. Rankin entered upon his ministerial labors he was 
a young man of splendid physique and pleasing personality, full 
of zeal and energy for the Master's service. He was ordained by 
Fayetteville Presbytery February 22, 1894. The following is a 
brief outline of his ministerial labors: 

1894-96 — Pastor of Red Springs, Antioch and Philadelphus 
churches. 

1897 — Pastor of Jackson church in Kentucky (nine months). 

1898- 1902— Pastor of Stanford church in Kentucky. 
19C3-1907 — Pastor of Alamance, Springwood and Bethel chur- 
ches. 

1907-1924 — Superintendent of Home Missions in Orange Pres- 
bytery. 

1924-1932 — Retired from preaching on account of impaired 
health. 

1932-1936— Supply pastor of East Burlington Church. 

1936-1939 — Confined to his home and his bed by his last ill- 
ness. 

During the period when Mr. Rankin was not regularly en- 
gaged in preaching on account of impaired health he did quite 
a good deal of historical research work and wrote and published 
two books, viz: "The Rankin and Wharton Families and Their 
Genealogy" and "Buffalo Church and Her People". These books 



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contain a great amount of historical information that is of great 
interest to the people of Guilford County, and especially to the 
people of the historic Buffalo Church. 

Mr. Rankin was superintendent of Home Missions of Orange 
Presbytery for seventeen years and made a large contribution to 
the growth and development of the Presbytery. He assisted in 
organizing twenty churches, conducted about one hundred series 
of evangelistic services, and received between five and six hun- 
dred people into the Presbyterian Church on profession of faith 
in Christ. He possessed unusual business ability which enabled 
him to conduct the Home Mission work wisely and economically. 
During his administration of the work the number of men em- 
ployed in Home Mission work was doubled. He also served the 
Presbytery well as Financial Agent. 

The contribution which Mr. Rankin made to the cause of 
Church and Christian Education is worthy of note. During his first 
pastorate he was instrumental in the establishment of Red Springs 
Seminary, which is now Flora Macdonald College. The Presby- 
tery of Fayetteville was at that time contemplating plans to re- 
vive and reopen old Floral College at Center Church near Max- 
ton. Mr. Rankin canvassed the town of Red Springs and raised 
the sum of $2500.00, and secured a building site of four acres, 
which was offered to the Presbytery as a bid for the location of 
the school in Red Springs. He also canvassed the Presbytery and 
raised the money for the erection of the first building. As chair- 
man of the building committee he supervised the erection of the 
first building, and as a member of the first Board of Trustees 
he was given the responsibility of selecting a president and mem- 
bers of the faculty. Perhaps his greatest service to the institu- 
tion was his securing Dr. C. G. Vardell as president. 

Another school which Mr. Rankin was intrumental in estab- 
lishing is the Glade Valley High School in Alleghany County. 
In prosecuting the Home Mission work in the mountain counties 
of the Presbytery Mr. Rankin saw the great need of a school in 
that section, and recommended to the Presbytery that a school 
be established in either Ashe or Alleghany County. The recom- 
mendation was adopted by the Presbytery and Mr. Rankin was 
appointed chairman of a committee to locate and establish a High 
School in the mountain section of the Presbytery. In September, 
1908, he conducted an evangelistic meeting at Glade Valley and or- 
ganized a church there. He at once began to talk to the people 
of that community about the advantages of having a school in 
their midst, and some months later, under the leadership of Mr. 
A. T. Walker who had charge of the mission work in that sec- 
tion, a bid of $1,000.00 and 125 acres of land was made for the 
location of the school at Glade Valley. Mr. Walker had charge 
of the erection of the buildings and was to have charge of the 
school, but his health failed in 1910 and he had to leave the field. 
It had already been announced that the school would open Jan- 
uary 4, 1911. Mr. Rankin went to Glade Valley in October, 1910, 
and rushed to completion the buildings, and, with Mrs. Rankin's 
efficient help, opened the school and conducted it for the first term. 
This school has been a great influence for good in that section of 
the state. 

Mr. Rankin was called to pass through a long, lingering ill- 
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his home, and for the greater part of the time to his bed. He 
suffered greatly at times, but he bore his affliction patiently and 
with submission to God's will. He was always most appreciative 
of the kindnesses shown him by his friends. On January 18, 1894, 
Mr. Rankin married Miss Mary Lee Wharton who was a most 
efficient and sympathetic helper in all his ministerial labors, and 
who nursed him through his long weary illness with all tender- 
ness and fidelity. 

C, E. Hodgin, 
E. E. Gillespie. 

The Communion Service was then held by Rev. Roy 
Whitley, Pastor of the host church, and Rev. J. K. Ro- 
berts, assisted by the following Elders : J. A. Kellenber- 
ger, C. C. Smith, Dennis H. Hall, Jr., R. L. Neal, D. W. 
Wright, J. S. Cheek, Roy Davis, J. A. Barnwell, J. F. 
Workman and J. S. Wall. 

The Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 p. m. and was led in 
prayer by Rev. M. S. Huske. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees — Installations: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, and S. W. 
DuBose, and Elder H. C. Foster. Auditing: Rev. M. 
S. Huske, Elders J. Sam White and J. S. Wall. Nomina- 
tions : Revs. W. E. Harrop, A. P. Dickson, J. M. Millard, 
and Elders J. A. Barnwell and J. T. Kilby. Thanks : 
Revs. F. M. Hawley, W. A. Pate, and Elder A. F. Brown. 

Presbytery continued the discussion of the report of 
the Special Committee on the Minutes of the General 
Assembly and adopted the report of the Committee as 
amended as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES 
OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Your Committee would call the attention of the Presbytery 
to the following acts of the General Assembly of 1939: 

1. "That the first Sunday of June, 1940, be set aside and 
designated as Montreat Day. That all the sessions and pastors 
of the church be urged to give favorable mention of Montreat on 
this day, and remember the institution in special prayer and take 
collection to meet the financial needs of the work." P. 48. 

2. "That the Assembly set aside the last Sunday in Febru- 
ary as a day of Prayer for schools and colleges and request that 
at this time the ministers offer special prayer that many of our 



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choicest young men might hear the call of the gospel ministry." 

3. In answer to the Overture of Orange Presbytery relative 
to the Home Mission Council: — "That this Assembly affirm * * * 
that the Home Mission Council is an advisory and promotional 
organization without authority to set forth any rules for Pres- 
byteries not applying for aid to the Assembly's Executive Com- 
mittee and not intended to lead to any centralizing of the Home 
Mission work of the church under any one committee." 

4. "That the General Assembly refer this report on Foreign 
Relations to the Presbyteries without expression of opinion con- 
cerning it and ask that before the next General Assembly, each 
of the Presbyteries give advice as to the whole question of union." 
See Report Pages 102 and 56 (Deferred until January Meeting — 
see NOTE*) 

5. "When any minister or servant of the church, or of church- 
controlled institutions or agency, reaches the age of seventy years, 
the relationship shall automatically terminate. Such individuals 
are eligible for re-election for a term of one year at the time. 
When this becomes the law of the church, the above action ap- 
plies to every one in such service as described, who has passed 
seventy years of age. In every case, the time for retirement 
shall be September first, following the seventieth birthday." 

"Your Committee confidently believes that the Ministers' An- 
nuity Fund and other retirement provisions will afford ample se- 
curity for such individuals when this becomes the law of the 
church, but it is the judgment of the committee that the amend- 
ment should not become effective until the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
becomes operative." P. 138. 

6. "That the Assembly's Training School be given permission 
to conduct a church-wide campaign to secure $350,000.00 during 
the church year 1940-'41 provided the Ministers Annuity Fund 
shall be completed by April 1, 1940. Synod of North Carolina's 
apportionment is $75,000.00 and Orange Presbytery is apportioned 
by Synod $9,950.00 to be distributed among her churches. See 
Action of Synod as to details. 

7. "That the Assembly urge the pastors and officers to give 
the members who have not subscribed to the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund the opportunity and privilege of helping to complete 'Our 
Unfinished Task'; that each church which has not yet reached 
its quota be urged to do so at once, so that when the Ministers An- 
nuity Fund has been completed our church will be ready to meet 
effectively ever-enlarging opportunities." P. 63. Adopted. 

8. "If this General Assembly enacts the changes in the Confes- 
sion of Faith approved by the Presbyteries, your committee sug- 
gests that the proposed Chapters IX and X, and the proposed ad- 
dition of the world 'Love' to the answer of question 4 of the 
Shorter Catechism, be sent down to the Presbyteries for advice 
and consent." 

9. The outstanding Report before the Assembly was that of 
the Permanent Committee on Evangelism. Such statements as 



* NOTE — The request for advice on Union was sent down to the Session 
of each Church with the request that they advise Presbytery of their 
action on the matter before the January Meeting of Presbytery. 



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the "appalling paucity of accessions to the membership of our 
church on profession of faith in Christ is cause for humiliation, 
repentance, prayer and a new endeavor on the part of every mem- 
ber of our communion", "There is throughout the church a very 
general feeling that our evangelistic efforts are not producing 
the desired results," and "Throughout the church, in all its bran- 
ches, there is a deep consciousness of the need for a great revival, 
a revival of faith in the eternal verities, of the Christian Religion, 
a revival of spiritual experience of the sovereign and saving grace 
of God, a revival of the study of God's word, a revival of con- 
cern for the unsaved, a recovery of the lost radiance of the Chris- 
tian life. We are convinced that there can be no real revival of 
the whole membership of the church until those who are willing 
to pay the cost in prayer, in personal sacrificial service, and in 
concern for all who are out of Christ. In repentance, in return to 
God, and in humble prayerful dependence upon the Holy Spirit, 
the revival will come. The divine condition is laid down in God's 
Word: 

"// my people, who are called by my name, shall 
humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn 
from their wicked ways; then, will I hear from heaven, 
and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land" 

"No committees on evangelism, no amount of human organ- 
ization, no platitudinous exhortations, no production of literature 
or preparation, or reports can take the place of repentance, pray- 
er, and consecration of self to Christian living and to the con- 
tinued witness of word and work to the saving power of Christ, 
etc.," set the Assembly on fire resulting in the earnest determina- 
tion to do something about it. 

An Assembly-Wide EVANGELISTIC CRUSADE has been 
inaugurated. Rev. P. D. Miller, D.D., is our Synodical Chairman. 
Associated with him is a committee composed of the several Pre- 
byterial Chairmen on Evangelism. Orange Presbytery has a Com- 
mittee consisting of Rev. C. E. Hodgin, Rev. E. E. Gillespie and 
Rev. C. G. Smith. The mode of procedure has been clearly outlin- 
ed by the Assembly and the Synod's Committee will meet soon and 
outline the procedure in each Presbytery. 

Your Committee would recommend that this Presbytery most 
heartily endorse the Evangelistic Crusade and pledge its loyal 
support in carrying out such plans as may be devised by the com- 
mittees in charge. 

We would also recommend that the present committee on evan- 
gelism be enlarged to six members, adding two laymen and one 
representative of the Presbyterial of Orange Presbytery. 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. E. Gillespie, Chairman, 
J. A. Kellenberger, 
M. S. Huske. 

In compliance with the report Elders W. Kerr Scott, 
and John A. Kellenberger and Mrs. Ralph Holt were ad- 
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Presbytery granted the request of the Jonesboro 
Church and voted to send the Moderator as representa- 
tive to the dedication services on November 12th. 

Rev. J. R. McGregor made report on the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund and gave standing of the churches in the 
amounts contributed and pledged to the $3,000,000 Ac- 
crued Liability Fund, and also discussed plans for com- 
pleting the campaign during the week of November 12- 
19, 1939. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation presented George Cleveland White, Jr., and recom- 
mended that he be taken under care of Presbytery as 
a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry. Endorsements 
from the session of the Church of which Mr. White is 
a member and from others were read. 

After the required examination Mr. White answered 
in the affirmative the questions required of a candidate 
and the whole examination being sustained as satisfac- 
tory, George Cleveland White, Jr., was received under 
the care of Orange Presbytery as a Candidate for the 
Gospel Ministry. The charge to the candidate was given, 
at the request of the Moderator, by Rev. O. C. William- 
son, Chairman of the Committee, and the prayer was of- 
fered by Rev. K. L. Whittington. 

The Presbytery's Home Mission Committee made ver- 
bal report through the Chairman of the Committee, Rev. 
M. S. Huske, and the Superintendent and Treasurer, Rev. 
C. E. Hodgin. 

Also Dr. E. E. Gillespie delivered a stirring address 
on Home Missions, appealing for closer tie between self- 
supporting and Home Mission Churches, a more loyal 
support of our Home Mission Workers, more earnest 
effort to save souls, and the payment in full of the ap- 
portionments to Home Missions. 

The report was received as information. 

Presbytery requested the Superintendent of Home 
Missions to send to each church three copies of his ap- 
peal for the Special Offering for this cause, one to Pas- 
tor, one to Treasurer of Benevolences, and one to the 
President of the Woman's Auxiliary. 

Presbytery requested the Sunday Schools to make an 
offering cor Presbytery's Home Missions. 



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Rev. E. E. Gillespie, Financial Agent, reported that 
Presbytery had been remembered in the wills of Dr. A. 
Herman Stone and his sister, Miss Lola E. Stone. 

Presbytery recorded its appreciation to the services 
and bequests of Dr. Stone and Miss Lola E. Stone, and 
adopted the following resolution submitted by Dr. E. 
E. Gillespie: 

Orange Presbytery would place on record its deep apprecia- 
tion of the services of its Ruling Elders and their material con- 
tributions to the promotion of the Master's Kingdom. 

We have heard with regret of the death of Dr. A. H. Stone, 
a beloved and useful Ruling Elder in the Leaksville Presbyterian 
Church for many years, and of the death of his sister, Miss Lola 
E. Stone. Having supported the work of their church for many 
years in a most generous manner, we learn with much gratitude 
that he and his sister made provision in their wills that their 
work might be continued, by leaving their entire estates to be 
"divided with Davidson College, Barium Springs and Orange Pres- 
bytery of the Synod of North Carolina of the Presbyterian Church, 
as being with the idea in mind to establish a Davidson College 
Scholarship for the Ministry, Barium Springs a Library, and 
Orange Presbytery a fund for the maintenance of a Church in 
Leaksville so long as it may remain a mission field, should it get 
away from that, then transfer to another mission church." 

Presbytery was led by Dr. Gillespie in a prayer of 
thanksgiving for our Ruling Elders. 

Rev. D. J. Blackwell, Chairman of the Committee on 
Educational Institutions, made report on the activities 
of Davidson, Flora Macdonald, Peace and Presbyterian 
Junior Colleges, which was received as information. 

The following Historical Sketch of the Bethesda 
Church was presented by the pastor, Rev. Roy Whitley, 
and adopted : 

HISTORY OF BETHESDA CHURCH 

A welcome is always ready and waiting for us in our child- 
hood home. Recollections of boyhood and girlhood grow and friend- 
ships of our youth are treasured with an ever-increasing love. 
Sometimes our fathers and mothers are in our old home places 
to welcome us and bless us. Again they have passed on to that 
place "not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." But whether 
or not the fires have been kept burning on our own hearths, there 
is always a sincere welcome for us in the House of God. Here 
in Bethesda Church, built and consecrated to His service by our 
forefathers, there awaits for us a renewal of our first childhood 
faith in a loving Heavenly Father, a re-dedication of our lives 
to His service, and a realization of our sacred duty to our "Mother 
Church." 



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Our welcome back home and a rich blessing are heie in Be- 
thesda Church. You have only to accept them to-day. The Man- 
ual of Orange Presbytery gives this bit of history: "Bethesda, 
originally Hart's Chapel, organized by unknown in 1766", shows 
that Bethesda is 173 years old. Bethesda Church is a consolida- 
tion of two chapels, one named Meroney's Chapel which is lo- 
cated over beyond the old stage coach road in what is now known 
as "the hills," while the other chapel is on the Ruffin road near 
the place called Quick, N. C. 

Mr. Noah Cobb gave the land on which Bethesda Church 
now stands. His home place was one-half mile back of the church 
and this tract of land is still known as the "Cobb place". There 
lives in Winston-Salem, N. C, a granddaughter of Joshua But- 
ler (who was an elder in Bethesda Church) whose name is Miss 
Bettie Butler. She grew to womanhood in this community and 
is the oldest person living who is interested in Bethesda. She 
says, "There had been a discussion among the people wanting 
a Presbyterian Church in this section. Mr. Cobb said he would 
give the land and Joshua Butler said he would build the church 
and John Jones said he would help." This was the beginning of 
the present house of worship. Bethesda was called Cobb's Cha- 
pel by many in the olden times. Bethesda Church is the tenth 
church organization in Orange Presbytery. Hawfield's Church in 
Orange County was the first, being organized in 1755. Owing to the 
fact that many records were lost between 1770 and 1795 and be- 
tween 1812 and 1827 it is hard to get absolutely correct history 
of the churches. Orange Presbytery is the oldest of the existing 
Presbyteries in the Southern Assembly. The first record of a 
Session Meeting of Bethesda Church was October 16, 1819. 

Bethesda has been singularly honored in having three of her 
beloved pastors buried in her cemetery: William B. Meroney, John 
H. Pickard, and Jacob Henry Doll. Just here we wish to honor 
the memory of all the beloved pastors who have gone in and 
out among us and served us faithfully in our church and com- 
munity. Rev. Samuel McAden, Rev. Hugh Shaw, Rev. E. B. Cur- 
rie, Rev. William B. Meroney, Rev. John H. Pickard, Rev. Jacob 
Doll, Rev. John W. Montgomery, Rev. D. I. Craig, D.D., Rev. W. 
R. Coppedge, Rev. J. M. Greenlee, Rev. W. K. Forsythe, Rev. N. 
C. Campbell, Rev. S. H. Williamson, Rev. S. C. Smith, Rev. N. 
L. Cathey, Rev. H. W. Cassady, Rev. George W. Oldham, Rev. 
E. B. Thompson, Rev. W. W. McMorries, and Rev. Roy F. Whit- 
ley, our present pastor. 

We are fortunate in finding two interesting articles in the 
old Bible of the Jones family who were members of Bethesda 
Church back in her early history. You will be interested in these 
papers because they show that our early church fathers were 
exceedingly business-like in their organizations and that their 
methods and procedure were very much the same as in our or- 
ganizations of today. These papers are as follows: "Constitution 
of the Missionary Association of Bethesda Church. 'Believing it 
to be the duty of all who love the Lord Jesus Christ to aid in 
spreading His Gospel that we may act expediently in this work 
of acting in concert with others we associate under the following 
constitution. 



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Article I. The name of the Association shall be the Mission- 
ary Association of the Bethesda Church Auxiliary of the Board 
of Missions of Orange Presbytery. 

Article II. Any person who shall contribute annually to its 
funds shall be a member, any member may at any annual meet- 
ing change the amount of his or her annual subscription or may 
at any time withdraw from the society entirely by giving notice 
to the secretary. 

Article III. The management of the affairs of this society 
shall be committed entirely to the pastor and session who shall 
act as the executive committee of missions of the congregation, 
they shall have power to appoint other persons to aid them that 
they may think proper and shall report annually to the society. 

Article IV. It shall be the privilege of the Association if 
they desire it to designate the missionaries they will aid and so 
when they take on their funds for individual missionaries they 
will expect from them copies of the reports that are sent to the 
Parent Board. 

Article V. The annual meeting of this Association shall be 
on the Saturday before the Third Sabbath in March at which 
time the annual contribution shall become due. The Executive 
Committee shall at that time present a report of what has been 
done the preceding year, and the Secretary shall immediately 
transmit a copy to the Secretary of the Board of Orange Pres- 
bytery. Seven members of the Association shall be a quorum. 

Article VI. Notice shall be given of the annual meeting 
from the pulpit. This constitution may be" — The writing stopped 
here but there followed a list of the subscribers' names and what 
they paid. "Subscribers names 1835 of the Missionary Association: 

Thomas Powell $ .25 paid James Perkins $1.00 paid 

James M. Neal .25 paid Elizabeth Scott .50 paid 

Richard Smith .50 paid Margaret Watt 1.00 paid 

Antiochus Boswell .50 paid John N. Watt 2.00 paid 

Alvis Smith .25 paid Margaret Watt 1.00 paid 

Isaac Simmons .50 paid Peyton S. Bethel 1.00 paid 

William Butler .25 paid Joseph Neal 5.00 paid 

John Jones 1.00 paid J. Thornton .50 paid 

Bedford Hadock .25 paid Samuel Cornell .50 paid 



In the year 1835 there were 19 members. This year 1938 
there are 123. In the year 1839 the communicants were James 
Cobb, Z. Neal, J. Butler, John Jones, Mary Cobb, Elizabeth Cobb, 
Margaret Watt, Polly Watt, Rosannah Jones, Sallie Orr, Jane 
Watt, Jane Scott, Elizabeth Scott, Eleanor Neighbors, Nancy Wea- 
therford, Anna H. Pickard, Peggy L. Nash, Patsy Page, Joseph 
K. Cobb, Jeremiah Cobb, Anna Jones, Marshall Cobb. Phoebe 
Swift, Rebecca Neal, Samuel Cornwall, Susan Cox, Rebecca Wil- 
son, Lucinda Stamps, James Perkins, Charles Tracker, Eliza Stub- 
blefield, Lucy Perkins, Benjamin Neal, Stephen Neal, Sallie Har- 
rison, and William Butler. A number of these were transferred 
to Reidsville, becoming charter members of that church. We feel 
proud today that Bethesda is the Mother Church of the First 
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The church grew rapidly until the days after the Civil War. 
There were forty members in 1839. There was then a decline 
in growth until 1888 when there were only 26 members. Today 
1938, there are 123. It is of interest to our Methodist friends to 
know that Bishop Oscar Fitzgerald preached his first sermon in 
Bethesda Church. He stated this fact himself at a meeting of 
the Methodist Conference. This is the way he told it. "Being 
then a very young man I went to Bethesda to attend services. 
When I drove up I was greeted by old uncle Johnnie Jones who 
told me the pastor was sick and could not be there to preach that 
day and that he heard I was an exhorter and asked that I lead 
the meeting." Fitzgerald declined but was persuaded to do so 
after Uncle Johnnie promised to lead the prayer and singing. This 
was his first sermon. So we are proud to-day to do honor to the 
memory of this great and good man, Bishop Oscar Fitzgerald. 

Our thriving Woman's Auxiliary, composed of two circles, 
each vieing with the other is doing splendid work. We are very 
grateful to our friends and former members, some of whom are 
gathered here to-day, for making it possible for us to have this 
place of worship. Also our Young People's League of 17 members 
is most encouraging. Under splendid leadership they are build- 
ing the Bethesda Church of tomorrow. 

Many of the older people can remember when there stood 
on the church grounds a rough, wooden, one-room house which 
was called the "Session House", and it was here that the elders 
of the church, with their strict ideas of right and wrong, met 
for prayer for divine guidance as they summoned the erring 
church members to appear before them and give an account of 
their deeds. This building was also used during the week for day 
school. In 1926-27 five Sunday School rooms were added to the 
church. As we all know, history repeats itself, and today the 
Young People of Bethesda are struggling to build a hut. The 
need is imperative and we have faith enough to believe we are 
going to get this hut. We hope to make it larger than the old 
Session House of the long ago so that we can go on doing the 
Master's work, building to His glory, and keeping fresh the mem- 
ory of our forefathers. During the past year our church has been 
painted, reworked, and equipped with electric lights and beauti- 
ful fixtures. 

During the Great War when the call to arms was made, the 
sons of this church were not heedless to the call, and the only 
white man from Caswell County to fall on foreign soil, was one 
of these. In grateful memory we have hung this plaque on our 
walls. 

SUPPLEMENT TO HISTORY 

On June 26, 1938, Bethesda dedicated a beautiful new Wicks 
Pipe Organ as a memorial to Mr. Robert Payne Richardson and 
Mrs. Mary Watlington Richardson, who were former members of 
this church. It was a gift of Mrs. Mary Boyd Dibrell of Danville. 
The organ is complete with a set of the famous Deagan chimes. 

The church was painted again last year. New electric fix- 
tures have been installed. Celotex has recently been put on the 
ceiling. In June, 1939, ten beautiful memorial windows were de- 
dicated to members and deceased members of Bethesda Church 
by their children now in the church. In October steam heat was 



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installed to make the church now very comfortable in all kinds 
of weather. The Sunday School rooms as well as the auditorium 
are well heated now. 

The spiritual growth of the church is keeping pace with its 
material expansion. Dr. Gillespie held a meeting for us in Oc- 
tober and seventeen professions were made with fifteen additions 
to the church. Many more are to come as a result of the meet- 
ing. Prayer meetings are being continued in the homes through- 
out this section each Thursday night. 

The beautiful origin of the name of our church has made a 
profound impression on me. The name Bethesda, meaning in He- 
brew, "The House of the Stream", was taken from the Bible oc- 
curring in the miracle in which Christ healed the impotent, or 
paralyzed man. The significance of the name has inspired these 
beautiful verses: 

They wait beside Bethesda pool, 
The lame, the halt, the blind, 
That they might within its depths 
The healing magic find. 

There sits beside Bethesda pool 
One quite powerless to move, 
Until his Savior passes near 
To touch him with His love. 

They wait outside Bethesda Church 
The blind, the halt, the lame 
To touch those unbelieving hearts 
Our loving Savior came. 

There is beside Bethesda Church 
Full many an impotent man 
Powerless to break the chains of sin 
Yet with Christ's aid they can. 

0, Savior, dear, abide to-day 

To bless a miracle to be 

When we create in Bethesda Church 

A greater healing stream for Thee. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to hold the Jan- 
uary fleeting in the Bessemer Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Presbytery adopted the following overture to the Ge- 
neral Assembly: 

Orange Presbytery overtures the General Assembly 
to appoint a special committee of legal talent, to make a 
comprehensive study or survey of the physical proper- 
ties and the legal status, as well as the recorded owner- 
ship, of Mountain Retreat Association and of the College 
Corporation. Said Special Committee to make a report 
of their findings to the 1941 General Assembly. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations : 



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That Rev. F. M. Hawley be re-elected on the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work for three years. 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 

Presbytery granted the request of Piedmont Church 
that it be allowed to change the terms of call for Rev. 
J. E. Adkins from $400 to $500 per annum and com- 
mended the Church. 

The Statistical Report of the Stated Clerk to Synod 
was read and adopted, as follows: 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO SYNOD— 1939 

Ministers 40, Licentiates 0, Candidates 4, Communicants 12,- 
618, Churches 66, Value of Churches $1,988,900, Manses 29, Va- 
lue of Manses $127,700. 

Total number received on profession of faith 659. 

Total number of Churches receiving none on profession of 
faith 22. Ministers received, Rev. S. W. DuBose, January 10, 
1939, from the Presbytery of Norfolk. 

Ministers dismissed, Rev. C. N. Morrison, October 25, 1938, 
to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg, and Rev. J. S. Jones, April 
11, 1939, to the Presbytery of Bluestone. 

Ministers deceased: Rev. J. C. Brown, March 1, 1937; Rev. 
P. H. Gwynn, Sr., December 8, 1938; Rev. S. M. Rankin, April 
14, 1939; and Rev. H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., July 6, 1939. 

Pastoral relations established: Rev. S. W. DuBose and Hills- 
boro and New Hope Churches, January 29, 1939. 

Pastoral relations dissolved: Rev. C. N. Morrison and Buf- 
falo (L) Euphronia, Pocket and White Hill Churches, October 
25, 1938. Rev. J. S. Jones and Bethlehem and Cross Roads 
Churches, April 11, 1939. 

N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

The report of the Committee on Assembly's and Sy- 
nod's Home Missions was received and the following re- 
commendations were adopted: 

1. That the period of October 2, November 5, be set apart 
as a special season for home mission study, and that the week 
of October 29, November 5, be designated as the week of Prayer 
and Self-Denial for Assembly's Home Missions with a generous 
offering in all the churches and organizations for this cause. 

2. That the Home Mission book, "Chapels Today's Evange- 
listic Frontier," by Dr. S. M. Glasglow, be used in all organiza- 
tions of the church as the study book for the home mission period. 

3. That the Annual Report of the Assembly's Executive Com- 
mittee be commended for careful study by all pastors and leaders 
in the church for a better understanding of Assembly's Home Mis- 
sions for which the support of the church is asked. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. A. Pate, Chairman. 



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The report of the Committee on Orphans' Home was 
received and the following recommendations were adop- 
ted: 

1. That every minister in Presbytery try to make a personal 
visit to Barium Springs Home at least once this year, and study 
the situation first hand. 

2. That every minister in Presbytery send one or more dele- 
gations of men, women or young people to Barium this year. We 
believe that this will do more than anything else to stimulate in- 
terest in the Home on the part of the people. 

3. That every minister encourage his church or churches to 
make this year's Thanksgiving offering the largest it has ever 
made. 

4. That there be appointed in every church a special Thanks- 
giving offering campaign chairman to direct a concentrated ef- 
fort to reach this goal. 

5. That at the first stated meeting of Presbytery following 
Thanksgiving, Presbytery take action in co-operation with Synod's 
Orphans' Home Committee to insure Barium a higher and more 
steady income. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William P. Jones, Chairman. 

The Committee on Religious Education reported the 
following statistics on Daily Vacation Bible Schools : 

35 Churches reported 35 schools with an enrollment of 3053 
pupils, 442 workers at a cost of $601, of which $201 was for ma- 
terials, $368 gifts to workers and $32 special offering. 

29 of these schools were donominational, 6 interdenomination- 
al. The length of these schools varied from 4 days to 3 weeks, 
a total of 272 days in all were used. 

Synod's Committee on Religious Education gave us one work- 
er, Miss Emeline Hanna who conducted 5 schools principally in 
Home Mission churches. 

The report was -received and the following recom- 
mendations adopted : 

1. That Orange Presbytery records its sincere appreciation of 
'the assistance of Synod's Committee in our summer program of 
Religious Education. 

2. That, while we are deeply sensible of the fine work done 
by those 35 communities reported above, we would urge the other 
31 churches in Presbytery to make a more strenuous effort to 
have a Vacation Bible School and if a special worker is needed, 
we suggest that their request be made to our committee real early 
in the year. 

3. That, since all the religious work in the colleges of the 
State has been added to the work of the Committee of Religious 
Education and 3% of the Benevolent Budget appropriated to this 



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cause and already more than this amount has been promised, we 
urge all churches to see that the full 3% be sent to Synod's Religi- 
ous Education and in those churches not using a budget that a 
special offering be made and sent to this cause. 

4. That Peace College be thanked for allowing us to use their 
facilities for our summer Conferences. 

W. M. Baker, Chairman. 

The following report of the Committee on Christian 
Education and Ministerial Relief was adopted: 

A. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION" 

1. We recommend that the application of Miss Pauline Ribe- 
lin, a Senior at the Assembly's Training School, for a loan of $60 
from the Committee on Christian Education be approved. 

2. That the application of Roger M. Rice, Jr., a Junior at 
Davidson College, for a loan of $60 from the Committee on Chris- 
tian Education be approved. 

B. MARY I. SMITH FUND 

In view of experience and advice of those connected with sim- 
ilar Loan Funds, I suggest that Presbytery adopt the following 
rules regarding loans from this Fund: 

First — That no loan be made to any Candidate unless endor- 
sed or guaranteed by parent or guardian, except in very special 
cases. 

Second — That no one candidate be granted loans aggregating 
more than $200. 

Third — That interest be at rate of 4% from date of finishing 
education or dropping out of school, that interest be paid annually 
in advance. Failure to pay interest promptly in advance constitu- 
tes a default thereby necessitating the call for payment of loan 
from principal and endorser. 

Fourth — That interest on old loans more than five years old, 
be remitted, provided regular payments are started within six 
months from this date. 

Fifth — That since this is a Trust Fund, the Committee has 
no authority to make any adjustment in the principal of any loan. 

Respectfully submitted, Q c Williamson, Chairman. 
Presbytery took recess until 6:00 p. m. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 6 :00 p. m. 

The Treasurer of Presbytery made report which was 
received as information. 

Presbytery instructed the Treasurer to pay Rev. J. 
W. Mann balance of expenses incurred while he was Sec- 
retary of Stewardship (about $20) , to be paid from cur- 
rent receipts. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 321 



The Committees on Installations and on Auditing 
had no report. 

The Commission on Adjusting Arrears in Presbyter- 
ial Tax made verbal report that progress was being 
made and that a full report would be made at the Spring 
Meeting. The report was received as information. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work re- 
ported that it had approved Rev. L. T. Edgerton to the 
Bethlehem and Cross Roads Congregations. 

Presbytery deferred action on the report of the Spec- 
ial Committee on Appreciation of Dr. W. L. Lingle's ser- 
vices as President of Davidson College until the Spring 
Meeting of Presbytery. 

The Committee on Evangelism made verbal report 
which was received as information. 

Presbytery by a rising vote adopted the following: 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

The Presbytery of Orange wishes to express to the dear old 
Bethesda Church, its pastor, and the whole community our heart- 
felt appreciation for the superb entertainment so graciously given 
at its meeting October 10, 1939. 

We pray that the blessing which came upon the house of 
Obed-Edom many rest upon every home in this community. 

And that this resolution be read to the congregation. 

The Moderator had previously thanked the congrega- 
tion at the lunch hour. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer to meet in the Bessemer Presby- 
terian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, January 
16th, 1940, at 10:00 a. m. 

J. A. Kellenberger, Moderator, 
J. W. Mann, Temporary Clerk. 
Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

CALLED MEETING 
Burlington, N. C, November 15, 1939. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, Orange Pres- 
bytery met on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Burlington, N. C, at 2:00 p. m. and was called 
to order by the Moderator, Elder J. A. Kellenberger, and 
constituted with Prayer, by Rev. J. R. McGregor. 



322 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 

The roll call showed the following to be present: 

Ministers — J. R. McGregor, L. T. Edgerton, J. F. 
Brown, K. L. Whittingtcn, W. M. Baker, C. E. Hodgin, 
E. E. Gillespie, N. N. Fleming, F. H. Morris, J. W. 
Mann, J. E. Adkins, and C. G. Smith. 
_ Elders — A. M. Shepherd, Springwood; T. P. Wilson, 
East Burlington; W. J. Baughn, Spray; J. F. Bowland, 
Cross Roads; J. W. Covington, Hawfields; G. W. Lasley, 
Bethlehem; J. A. Kellenberger, Greensboro First; and 
W. F. Shepherd, Piedmont. 

The following call was read, found in order and tak- 
en up seriatim: 

Greensboro, N. C, November 4, 1939. 
The Constitutional requirements having been met, I hereby 
call Orange Presbytery to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C, on Wednesday November 15, 1939, at 2:00 p. m. 
to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

1. To receive and act upon the resignation of Rev. L. T. Ed- 
gerton, Pastor of the Bethel, East Burlington and Springwood 
Churches, and his request that the pastoral relationship existing 
between himself and these churches be dissolved. 

2. To act upon the Call from the Bethlehem and Cross Roads 
Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. L. T. Edgerton and to 
arrange for his installation as pastor of these churches. 

3. To receive and act upon the resignation of Rev. F. H. 
Morris, Pastor of the Spray Church, and his request that the 
pastoral relationship between himself and that church be dissolved. 

4. To grant Rev. F. H. Morris letter of dismission to the 
Presbytery of Roanoke. 

5. To transact any business growing out of any of the above 
items. 

John A. Kellenberger, Moderator of Presbytery, 
by N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

Rev. L. T. Edgerton offered his resignation of the 
pastorate of the East Burlington, Bethel and Spring- 
wood churches and asked that the pastoral relationship 
be dissolved. 

The churches reported through their representatives 
that they reluctantly concurred with Mr. Edgerton ir ; 
this request. Presbytery accepted his resignation and 
dissolved the pastoral relationship, effective at once. 

Calls from Cross Roads Church promising a salary 
of $1700 per annum, and Bethlehem Church at salary 
of $360 for Second and Fourth Sabbath afternoons, for 
the pastoral services of Rev. L. T. Edgerton were read. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 323 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work re- 
ported that it had approved Rev. L. T. Edgerton to the 
Congregations, also approved the Calls. 

The Calls were then found in order, placed in Mr. Ed- 
gerton's hands and he signified his acceptance of the 
same. 

Presbytery appointed the following Commission to 
install Rev. L. T. Edgerton on November 26th at Cross 
Roads at 11 :00 a. m., and Bethlehem 2 :30 p. m. 

Revs. C. E. Hodgin and E. E. Gillespie, Elders J. 
Harvey White, D. P. Clapp, and J. Sam White, the parts 
left to the Commission, one minister and one Elder to 
constitute a quorum. 

Rev. F. H. Morris offered his resignation of the 
Spray Church, and asked that the pastoral relationship 
be dissolved, effective January 1, 1940. 

The Church reported through its representative that 
it reluctantly concurred, and Presbytery granted the re- 
quest dissolving the pastoral relationship effective Jan- 
uary 1, 1940. 

At his request, Rev. F. H. Morris was granted letter 
of dismission to the Presbytery of Roanoke, effective 
January 1, 1940. 

The minutes were read and approved. Presbytery ad- 
journed with Prayer to meet in the Bessemer Presbyter- 
ian Church, Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, Januarv 16, 
1940, at 10:00 a. m. 

J. A. Kellenberger, Moderator, 
J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

DIRECTORY — SUMMER AND FALL, 1939 

I — OFFICERS 

Moderator — John A. Kellenberger, Greensboro, N. C. 

(Term Three Years) 

Stated Clerk — Rev. N. N. Flem- Treasurer— Rev. C. G. Smit h, 

ing, Mebane, N. C, Route 1, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (Spring 

(Spring 1942). 1940). 

Permanent C 1 e r k — Rev. J. W. Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. 

Mann, Cedar Grove, N. C. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, 

(Spring 1942). N. C. (Spring (1940). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greensboro, 
N. C. (Spring (1942). 



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II — TRUSTEES 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (Term indefinite, 5 members) — Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D., Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (Term 4 years, 4 members) — Mr. Luns- 
ford Richardson (1940), Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1941), Mr. T. 
D. Dupuy (1942), Rev. M. S. Huske (1943). 

3. Of Flora Macdonald College (Term 3 years, 12 members) — 
Revs. N. N. Fleming, and C. F. Myers, D.D., Mr. Stephen A. 
White and Mr. G. W. Denny (1940) ; Revs. A. V. Gibson, and D. 
J. Blackwell, Mr. J. Harvey White, and Mr. A. E. Ranson (1941) ; 
Rev. J. M. Millard, Mr. Paul Morrow, Mr. D. W. Wright, and Dr. 
Lynn Mclver (1942). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (Term 6 years, 2 members) — Rev. 
W. M. Baker (1941); Dr. F. L. Knight (1944). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (Term 2 years, 5 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, Mr. Paul Ingle (1941) ; Mr. 
McBride Holt, Mr. Jno. A. Kellenberger (1940). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund 
(Term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1940). 

Ill — EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(Term Three Years, Not More Than Two Full Terms Successively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions Committee (5 ministers and 4 
elders, report each stated meeting) — Revs. M. S. Huske-S, C. G. 
Smith D.D., Mr. T. D. DuPuy-S (1941) ; Rev. W. M. Baker-S, Mr. 
J. S. White-S, Mr. E. A. Ranson-S (1940) ; Revs. W. E. Harrop, 
A. V. Gibson-S, and Mr. C. E. Scott (1942). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 ministers, 1 elder, report in Spring 
with popular meeting) — Rev. F. H. Morris, (1942) ; Mr. P. N. Prit- 
chett (1940); Rev. J. E. Adkins (1941). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 ministers and 1 
elder, report in Fall)^Rev. W. A. Pate (1942), Rev. J. K. Roberts 

(1941) , Mr. W. L, Sharpe (1940). 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 ministers and 
1 elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D., 

(1942) . Rev. K. L. Whittington (1941), Dr. Henry L. Smith (1940). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the Secretary of Reli- 
gious Education in the Presbyterial) — Rev. W. M. Baker-S, Rev. 
O. C. Williamson, D.D., Mr. Fred Phipps (1940); Revs. R. F. 
Whitley, A. V. Gibson-S, Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1941); Rev. A. 
P. Dickson, Rev. J. R. McGregor, Th.D.-S, Mr. C. P. Robertson-S 
(1942) ; Mrs. R. F. Whitley, Sec. of Religious Education in the 
Presbyterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 ministers 1 elder, report in Spring) — 
Rev. J. T. Barham (1942), Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1941), Mr. W. 
F. Henderson (1940). 



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7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report popular meeting 
in Fall)— Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1942), Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., 

(1941) , Mr. J. Harvey White-S (1940). 

8. Orphans' Home (3 members, also the member of the Board 
of Regents from Orange Presbytery is ex-off. member, report in 
Fall)— Rev. W. P. Jones (1942), Rev. J. M. Millard-S (1941), Mr. 
G. W. Denny-S (1940). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, re- 
port in Spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D. (1942), Rev. J. T. 
Barham-S (1941), Mr. I. C. Crawford (1940). 

10. Stewardship (3 ministers, 3 elders, report on apportion- 
ment Mid-Winter Adjourned Meeting, on Every Member Canvass 
in Spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley, D.D. (1940), Rev. J. W. Mann 

(1942) , Mr. J. T. Hines-S (1942); Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Mr. Ro- 
bert D. White (1941), Mr. E. M. Underwood (1940). 

IV PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed Records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, J. T. Barham, and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing (2 members, report in Spring) Mr. James B. Neely 
and Mr. Don Alexander. 

3. Examining Committee (four sub-committees having each 
3 ministers and 1 elder). 

(1) Languages — Revs. J. W. Mann, C. F. Myers, D.D., 
and D. H. Stewart, Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R. M. Williams, O. C. Williamson, 
D.D., C. E. " Hodgin, D.D., Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government, and Sacraments — Revs. 
Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, and C. G. Smith, D.D., 
Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. F. H. Morris, W. E. Harrop, 
and J. M. Millard, Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — Revs. 
N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and D. H. Stewart. 

5. Evangelism— Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., E. E. Gillespie, D.D., 
and C. G. Smith, D.D., Elders W. Kerr Scott, J. A. Kellenber- 
ger, and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

Commission on Minister and His Work (Set up in Fall 1938) 
—Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D. (1941) ; N. N. Fleming (1940) ; F. M. 
Hawley, D.D. (1942); Mr. H. W. Scott (1941); and Mr. J. W. 
Simpson (1940). 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Adkins, Rev. J. E. — Temporary Clerk 303 

Salary Increased, Piedmont 318 

Arrears in Presbyterial Tax, 302; Report of Commission On__321 

Bethesda Church — Historical Sketch 313-317 

Bradshaw, Rev. H. S., D.D.— Deceased 298 

Memorial To 300 and 306-307 

Broadway Church — Historical Sketch 296 

Brown, Rev. J. C. — Memorial To 299 

Clarke, Rev. E. H. — Given Evangelistic Powers 297 

Commissioners to General Assembly — Report 296 and 305 

Commission on Minister and His Work — Report 299 and 321 

Committees Appointed — Appreciation of Dr. W. L. Lingle _290 

Standing Committees, 309; On Minutes of Assembly 294 

Committees, Report — Assembly and Synod's Home Missions 318 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 292-4 and 320 

Educational Institutions 313 

Flora Macdonald Development Program 292 

Ministers' Annuity Fund 312 

Minutes of General Assembly 305 and 309-311 

Nominating, 298 and 317; Orders, 290 and 304; Orphans__319 

Religious Education, 297 and 319; Thanks 302 and 321 

Sessional Records, 294; Sessional Record Blank _318 

Communion Service 296 and 309 

Directory— Summer and Fall, 1939 323 

Evangelism — Report On, $200 Raised For 296 

Committee Enlarged 311 

Edgerton, Rev. L. T.— Sermon by 303 

Resigns Bethel, East Burlington and Springwood 322 

Call to Bethlehem and Cross Roads, 322; Com. to Install__323 

Jonesboro Church Dedication 312 

Kellenberger, J. A. — Moderator 303 

Meetings of Presbytery — Summer, Broadway, July 18, 1939 289 

Docket, 291; 340th, Bethesda Church, Octo. 10, 1939 303 

Docket, 304; Called, Burlington, Nov. 15, 1939, 321; Call, 322 

Morris, Rev. F. H. — Resigns Spray 323 

Dismissed to Roanoke Presbytery 323 

Overture to Assembly 317 

Rankin, Rev. S. M.— Deceased, 298; Memorial To__300 and 307-309 

Roll— Summer and Fall, 1939 295 

Statistical Report to Synod 318 

Stone, Dr. A. H. and Miss Lola Wills — Resolutions of Appre.__313 

Sunday Schools Offering for Home Missions 312 

Title Page 287 

Treasurer— Report, 300-2 ; To Pay Rev. J. W. Mann 320 

Trustees of Colleges — Report, 290; Of Presbytery, Report 290 

W~hite, Geo. Cleveland, Jr. — Received as Candidate 312 

Williamson, Rev. O. C— Devotional By 287 



MINUTES 

—OF THE— 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF — 

WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Bessemer Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C. 
January 16, 1940 

Three Hundred and Forty-first Session 
Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C. 
April 16, 1940 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
WINTER AND SPRING 1940 



J. E. ADKINS Rt. 1, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. BARHAM 1518 Lexington Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL Leaksville, N. C. 

J. F. BROWN Box 911, Burlington, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Rt. 1, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

E. H. CLARKE Box 63, Reidsville, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Rt. 1, Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Rt. 2, Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DUBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Rt. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING— _Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D.D.__5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 

P. H. GWYNN, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro S., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Th.D Burlington, N. C. 

J. W. MANN Cedar Grove, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Rt. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.L 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C. 

W. A. PATE Jonesboro, N. C. 

J. K. ROBERTS 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH, D.D Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH__Care Sunday School Times, Philadelphia, Pa. 

D. H. STEWART, Ph.D Chapel Hill, N. C. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R. F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Bessemer Branch, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 



0. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D.__641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



WINTER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, January 16, 1940. 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its Regular Winter 
Adjourned Meeting on the above date in the Bessemer 
Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C., at 10 :0O a. m., 
was called to order by the Moderator, Elder John A. Kel- 
lenberger, and constituted with prayer by Rev. 0. C. Wil- 
liamson. 

The Devotional Service was postponed until the Com- 
munion Service. 

The roll call showed the following present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

J. T. Barham 

D. J. Blackwell G. T. Sykes Leaksville 

J. F. Brown J. R. Whitley Burlington II 

A. P. Dickson 

E. H. Clarke 

J. S. Cook 

L. T. Edgerton J. F. Bowland Cross Roads 

N. N. Fleming J. W. Covington Hawfields 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

W. E. Harrop Roy Davis Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D.D 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske 

J. W Mann 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D R. D. White Burlington 1st 

J. M. Millard J. S. McMasters Alamance 

Chas. F. Myers, D.D Dr. Henry L. Smith. .Greensboro 1st 

J. K. Roberts 

C. G. Smith E. L. Ray Asheboro 

Donald H. Stewart 

R. F. Whitley Tom Henderson Yanceyville 

K. L. Whittington W. A. Aydelette Bessemer 

R. Murphy Williams Jas. N. Benton Covenant 

0. C. Williamson, D.D Chas. W. Perry High Point 1st 

J. D. Cameron Pocket 

H. M. Pearson Bethel 

P. N. Pritchett Westminster 

K. E. Seymour Buffalo (L) 

A. M. Shepherd Springwood 

W. F. Shepherd Piedmont 

—26 —20 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Orders: 

Convene at 10:00 a. m. Recess for lunch at 12:30. Reconvene 
at 1:15, and adjourn at will. g\ l. Whittington. 



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Presbytery adopted the following Docket: 
DOCKET 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Winter Meeting — Bessemer Presbyterian Church 
Greensboro, N. C. 

Beginning at 10:00 A. M., Tuesday, January 16, 1940 
Ruling Elder John A. Kellenberger, Moderator 

1. Opening Devotional — Presbytery Constituted with Prayer. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Report of Committee on Orders — Rev. K. L. Whittington. 

4. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

6. Communications. 

7. Communion Service. 

8. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, Ordinations. 

9. Calls or Dismissions. 

10. Report of Stewardship Committee — Hawley and Hodgin. 

11. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

12. Report of Commission to Install Rev. L. T. Edgerton — Hodgin. 

13. Report of Standing Committees — 

Installations— C. E. Hodgin, S. W. DuBose and Elder H. C. 
Foster. 

Nominations — W. E. Harrop, A. P. Dickson, J. M. Millard 

and Elders Jas. T. Kilby and J. A. Barnwell. 
Thanks— F. M. Hawley, W. A. Pate and Elder A. F. Brown. 

14. Unfinished Business — Minister's Annuity Fund — McGregor. 
Flora MacDonald College Development Program — S. A. White. 
Question of Union: Reply from Sessions. 

15. New Business. 

16. Time and Place of Next Meeting. 

17. History of Bessemer Church — Whittington. 

18. Read and Approve Minutes. 

19. Adjourn. 

Standing Order — 11 a. m., Stewardship Committee's Report. 

The Minutes of the Called Meeting of November 15, 
1939, were read for information. 

The following Petition was presented : 



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To Orange Presbytery: 

We the undersigned do respectfully petition Orange Presby- 
tery to organize a Presbyterian Church in High Point in connec- 
tion with the Mission on East Green Street, to be known as the 
"Brentwood Presbyterian Church," and pledge ourselves to be- 
come members of said Church when organized. 

Claude H. Gray, Ida Mae Hooks, 

Grace Gray, Eugene Hooks, 

Catherine Howard, D. W. Parham, 
Virginia Foster, , Margie Parham, 

Mrs. E. M. Foster, Donald Parham, 

E. M. Foster, N. T. Wrenn, Sr., 

Mrs. Jack Moss, Mrs. N. T. Wrenn, 

Oleane C. Clodfelter, N. T. Wrenn, Jr., 

Mrs. E. R. Clodfelter, Jack Hicks, 

Dorothy Samuels, C. M. Tuttle, 

Mary Frances Wood, R. J. Kirby, 

E. R. Clodfelter, Mrs. R. J. Kirby, 

Mrs. L. A. Barrier, Mrs. A. C. Ward, Jr., 

J. T. Hooks, A. C. Ward, Jr., 

Mrs. J. T. Hooks, Mrs. W. J. Anderson. 

-Presbytery granted the petition and appointed the fol- 
lowing Commission to organize the Brentwood Presby- 
terian Church in High Point, N. C v on February 4, 1940, 
at 2:30 p.m. 

Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Chairman; E. E. Gillespie, 
D.D. ; 0. C. Williamson, D.D. ; and Elders John A. Kel- 
lenberger, and D. H. Hall, Jr. Two ministers and one 
elder to constitute a quorum. 

A communication from the Church of the Covenant 
containing an overture to the General Assembly on the 
matter of Cooperation and Union was referred without 
reading together with the replies of the Sessions of the 
Churches on this matter to the Special Committee on 
Minutes of the General Assembly to report at this meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

The following were asked to have charge of the Com- 
munion Service: Revs. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., and C. E. 
Hodgin, D.D., assisted by the following Elders: J. A. 
Kellenberger, K. E. Seymour, W. A. Aydelette, D. L. Al- 
ston, Chas. W. Perry, E. L. Ray, P. N. Pritchett and 
Roy Davis. 

Calls from Buffalo (L), Euphronia, Pocket, and 
White Hill Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. 



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A. D. Carswell were referred without reading to the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work. 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. L. T. Ed- 
gerton, pastor of Bethlehem and Cross Roads Churches, 
made the following report which was admitted to the 
records of Presbytery: 

REPORT COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. L. T. EDGERTON 
PASTOR OF CROSS ROADS AND BETHLEHEM CHURCHES 

The Commission appointed to install Rev. L. T. Edgerton pas- 
tor of Cross Roads and Bethlehem Churches met at Cross Roads 
Church on Nov. 26, 1939, at 11:00 a. m. Members of the Commis- 
sion present: Rev. C. E. Hodgin and Mr. J. S. White. Mr. White 
was appointed clerk. At the morning service Rev. L. T. Edgerton 
was installed pastor of the Cross Roads Church. Rev. C. E. Hodgin 
presided, preached the sermon and propounded the constitutional 
questions. Mr. J. S. White charged the pastor and the people. The 
Commission adjourned to meet at Bethlehem Church at 3:00 p. m. 

At the place and time appointed the Commission met and in- 
stalled Rev. L. T. Edgerton pastor of Bethlehem Church. The same 
order of service was observed as at the Cross Roads Church. 

After approving the minutes the Commission adjourned with 
prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
J. S. White, Clerk. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund and by a rising vote ex- 
pressed its appreciation to Rev. J. R. McGregor, Chair- 
man, for his services ; also appointed Rev. 0. C. William- 
son to write a letter of appreciation to be sent to Rev. 
Henry H. Sweets and Dr. O. L. Miller. 

The report follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERS' ANNUITY FUND 

In submitting this final report on the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
campaign to secure $3,000,000 as the necessary amount to begin 
operation of the plan I would first of all express my sincere grati- 
tude to every minister, officer and others who have cooperated in 
the effort, and the Women of the Presbyterial, particularly Mrs. 
C. E. Kerchener, Secretary of Christian Education and Ministerial 
Relief of the Woman's Presbyterial of Orange Presbytery. 

It may be that some Churches have sent in to the office of 
Dr. Henry H. Sweets gifts and pledges not listed in those I here 
give. I will be glad to include them. Our Presbytery has done 
well. The regret is that we were not able to secure the full amount 
for which we were asked, but we are grateful to have done as well 
as we did. Perhaps there are some ministers and elders who may 
yet lead their Churches to secure their full quota. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 333 



We are confident that this Fund will begin operation April 1, 
1940. We are to make our plans for participation in this Fund. 
It is hoped that every Church will place this in their budget. We 
believe that every minister in our Presbytery desires to enter into 
it. As we know, the minister is to pay 2V 2 c /c of his salary and the 
Church 7%%. If the minister is provided with a manse, it is to 
be considered as 15 percent of the cash salary paid, and the like 
percentages are to be paid on that amount. 

I would like for our Presbytery to pass a resolution of thanks 
and send to Dr. Henry H. Sweets, who will be remembered thru 
the generations as the one, who under God's Spirit, has been used 
to lead in the establishment of this Fund. 

Also I would like for us to pass a resolution of appreciation 
and send to Dr. Oscar L. Miller who has given of himself so com- 
pletely in leading and inspiring our Synod in this last effort to se- 
cure the $3,000,000. 

J. Rupert McGregor, Chairman. 



MINISTER'S ANNUITY FUND 
Presbytery of Orange 





AMOUNT PAID 
AND PLEDGED 


FULL 
AMOUNT 




CHURCH 


Oct., Dec, 1939 


RECEIVED 


QUOTA 


Alamance 


. $ 177.00 


$ 1,635.50 


$ 2,900.00 


Asheboro _ 


1,123.00 


1,123.00 


1,100.00 


Bessemer 


331.00 


446.05 


800.00 


Bethel 


10.75 


179.75 


700.00 


Broadway 


10.00 


15.00 


500.00 


Buffalo (G) 


718.50 


2,343.75 


2,300.00 


East Burlington _ _ 


160.00 


160.00 


346.50 


First Burlington _ 


. 2,026.00 


5,770.00 


3,600.00 


Second Burlington _ 


52.00 


104.50 


75.00 


Farmville 


9.50 


9.50 


75.00 


Glenwood_ 


70.00 


140.00 


600.00 


Graham 


362.50 


2,670.07 


4,200.00 


Greensboro Convent 


843.17 


2,450.18 


4,100.00 


Greensboro First__ ($1,000 Oct.- 


-$100 Nov.) 


19,174.89 


18,000.00 


Greensboro Westminster 


422.00 


1,274,50 


4,500.00 


Griers 


150.00 


152.00 


150.00 


Hawfields 


155.00 


1,277.62 


1,100.00 


High Point _ 


277.00 


2,461.17 


6,000.00 


Leaksville 




310.25 


600.00 


Little River- 




57.25 


500.00 


Madison 


493.00 


1,108.00 


1,100.00 


Mebane 


641.50 


2,362.00 


3,600.00 


Milton 


121.25 


292.15 


350.00 


Mt. Vernon Springs 


84.00 


516.00 


600.00 


Piedmont _ _ _ 


14.00 


221.10 


200.00 


Pittsboro _ 


2.00 


113.00 


375.00 


Pleasant Grove 


62.80 


85.00 


85.00 


Reidsville_ 


313.00 


1,517.17 


3,700.00 


Salem_ __ _ _ 


119.00 


125.10 


125.00 


Sanford _ _ _ 


2,210.50 


3,360.87 


3,300.00 


Shiloh 


63.00 


284.80 


200.00 



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CHURCH 



AMOUNT PAID 
AND PLEDGED 
Oct., Dec, 1939 



FULL 
AMOUNT 
RECEIVED 



QUOTA 



Stoneville 

Stony Creek. 
Yancey ville_. 
Hillsboro 



2.50 
486.00 
13.00 
71.00 



$ 



113.82 
600.00 
315.00 
222.85 



$ 100.00 



600.00 
300.00 
700.00 



$12,693.97 $52,991.84 



$67,481.50 



The Stewardship Committee made a partial report, 
and the hour having arrived for the Communion Service 
the completion of the report was deferred until imme- 
diately after lunch. 

Rev. J. K. Roberts led the Presbytery in a Devotional 
Service, after which the Communion of the Lord's Sup- 
per was observed by the Presbytery, the Ministers and 
Elders previously named administering the Sacrament, 
and Presbytery took recess until 1 :15 p. m. 



Presbytery reconvened at 1:15 p. m., and was led in 
prayer by Rev. M. S. Huske. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay was granted evangelistic powers. 

Revs. R. K. Davenport of Granville Presbytery, and 
A. D. Carswell of Fayetteville Presbytery, were intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting breth- 
ren. 

Presbytery continued the hearing of the report of the 
Stewardship Committee which was adopted as amended 
as follows : 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Reports on Stewardship to the Assembly, Synod and Presby- 
tery lead your committee to conclude that proportionate, regular 
giving is increasing, though not rapidly. The Every Member Can- 
vass varies from year to year, but the trend seems to be towards 
a more general use of the canvass in some form. The benevolent 
gifts in the Presbytery for the past year were $104 more than for 
the year before. We note that 16 Churches gave more to benevo- 
lences in 1938-'39 than they were apportioned for 1939-'40. Others 
approximated their apportionments. 40 Churches gave to all 
causes, 22 Churches confined their gifts to one or a few of the 
causes, while four Churches contributed nothing. 

We call attention to the probable opening of the Ministers' 
Annuity Fund with the new church year. Sharing the benefits of 
the Fund requires that churches and other organizations pay into 
the Fund annually an amount equal to lVz% of the salary paid 



AFTERNOON SESSION 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 335 

the minister or worker supported; this salary to be the cash sup- 
port of the minister or worker plus 15% of the cash support when 
a home is provided. The payment to the Fund is to be included 
in the local expense budget. 

RECOMMENDATIONS ' j 

1. That Presbytery accept Synod's apportionment of $65,000. 

2. That this amount be apportioned among the Churches as indi- 
cated in the schedule attached. 

3. That the Presbyterial Tax be 3% of the benevolent apportion- 
ment, as given in the schedule attached. 

4. That all churches be urged to contribute something to every 
benevolent cause. 

5. That the Benevolent Apportionment be divided as follows: 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES 



Foreign Missions 30% 

Assembly's Home Missions 12% 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 8% 

Religious Education __ 2% 

Assembly's Training School 1% 

Bible Cause 1% 



54% 

SYNODICAL AND PRESBYTERIAL CAUSES 

Synod's Home Missions - 9% 

Orphan's Homes 7% 

Educational Institutions 8% 

Union Theological Seminary , 2% 

Presbytery's Home Missions 17% 

Religious Education in Synod, including work in 

State Institutions of 1% 3% 



46% 

6. That Sunday, March 10, 1940, be set apart as the date for the 
Every Member Canvass, and that every Church be requested 
to make the canvass on or near that date. 

7. That Sunday, March 24, 1940, be designated "Pay-Up-Day", by 
which date payment of all pledges and special gifts be asked. 

8. That prior to making the Every Member Canvass some empha- 
sis be placed on "Stewardship" in every congregation, by means 
of sermons or lectures, study of or distribution of literature on 
the subject. 



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BENEVOLENT 


PRESBYTERIAL 


CONTRIB- 












UTED 




CHURCH 


APPORTIONMENT 


TAX 




1. 


Alamance _ 


■ T 




$ 69.00 


$ 2,543.00 


2. 


Asheboro _ 




800 00 


24.00 


531.00 


3. 


Bessemer 


+ 


450.00 


13.00 


458.00 


4. 


Bethany . 


- T 


4.Qc; on 


14.00 


495.00 


5. 


Bethel 


■ T 


qcn no 


12.00 


980.00 


6. 


Bethesda 




qcn on 

OOU.OO 


11.00 


314.00 


7. 


Bethlehem 




1 ro on 


5.00 


137.00 


8. 


Broadway 




1 30 00 


4.00 


84.00 


9. 


Buffalo (G) _____ _. 


• T 


1 Q00 00 


55.00 


1,930.00 


10. 


Buffalo (L) _._ _ _ 




940 00 


7.00 


135.00 


11. 


Burlington, First 


T 


7 ^00 00 


225.00 


8,831.00 


12. 


Burlington, Second 


■ T 


400 00 


12.00 


408.00 


13. 


Chapel Hill 




1 0^0 00 


30.00 


907.00 


14. 


Church of the Covenant, 




3 700 00 


119.00 


3,443.00 


15. 


Cross Roads 




^00 00 


15.00 


389.00 


16. 


Cumnock 




9^ 00 


1.00 


4.00 


17. 


Community 




9^ 00 


1.00 


5.00 


18. 


East Burlington __ 




1 9^ 00 


4.00 


62.00 


19. 


Efland 




^0 00 


2.00 


45.00 


20. 


El Bethel _ 




100.00 


3.00 


65.00 


21. 


Eno ___ . 




97^ 00 


8.00 


264.00 


22. 


Euphronia 




^0 00 


2.00 




23. 


Fairfield _ _ 




1 ^0 00 


5.00 


76.00 


24. 


Farmville 




^0 00 


2.00 


15.00 


25. 


Gilead _ _ 




9^ 00 


1.00 


15.00 


26. 


Glen wood __. 




400 00 


12.00 


102.00 


27. 


Goldston _ _ 




9^ 00 

UO. \J\J 


1.00 


16.00 


28. 


Graham- 


, 

T 


q J.00 00 
0,400. uu 


102.00 


3,542.00 


29. 


Greensboro, First _ _ 




i q c^oo 00 


600.00 


14,668.00 


30. 


Greenwood _ 




1 ^O 00 


5.00 


110.00 


31. 


Griers _ _ _ 




fiO 00 


2.00 


10.00 


32. 


Gulf ______ 




1 90 nn 


4.00 


63.00 


33. 


Hawfields _ 


T 


Q00 00 


27.00 


926.00 


34. 


Haywood _ _. 




00 


1.00 


19.00 


35. 


High Point, First 




Q A(\C\ 00 


102.00 


2,969.00 


36. 


Hillsboro 




4UU.0U 


12.00 


264.00 


37. 


Jonesboro _ __ _ 


t 


335.00 


11.00 


338.00 


38. 


Little River. 




275.00 


8.00 


224.00 


39. 


Leaksville _ _ 




300.00 


9.00 


196.00 


40. 


Madison _ . 


t 


455.00 


14.00 


454.00 


41. 


Mebane _ _ _ 


t 


2,200.00 


66.00 


2,230.00 


42. 


Milton __ 




175.00 


6.00 


97.00 


43. 


Mt. Vernon Springs 


t 


300.00 


9.00 


332.00 


44. 


New Hope 




130.00 


4.00 


61.00 


45. 


North Eno 




5.00 


1.00 




46. 


Piedmont _ 




125.00 


4.00 


128.00 


47. 


Pittsboro _ _ _ _ 




160.00 


5.00 


156.00 


48. 


Pleasant Grove 




100.00 


3.00 


10.00 


49. 


Pocket 




100.00 


3.00 


50.00 


50. 


Red House 




165.00 


5.00 


122.00 


51. 


Reidsville, First 


t 


2,300.00 


69.00 


2,347.00 



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BENEVOLENT 


PRESBYTERIAL 


CONTRIB- 








UTED 


CHURCH 


APPORTIONMENT 


TAX 


IN 1938-'39 


52. Riverview 


$ 180.00 


$ 6.00 J 


5 102.00 


53. Salem 


45.00 


1.00 


33.00 


54. Sanford _ __ 


2,100.00 


63.00 


1,952.00 


55. Shiloh __ _ 


220.00 


7.00 


183.00 


56. Smyrna _ __. 


50.00 


2.00 




o 1. bpeedwell 


oU.UU 


o.UU 


36.00 


58. Spray ' 


500.00 


15.00 


219.00 


59. Spring-wood 


240.00 


7.00 


loo. 00 


60. St. Andrews 


340.00 


10.00 


257.00 


61. Stoneville 


150.00 


5.00 


95.00 


62. Stony Creek 


f 400.00 


12.00 


428.00 


63. Wentworth 


25.00 


1.00 




64. Westminster. 


1,325.00 


40.00 


1,117.00 


65. White Hill 


200.00 


6.00 


30.00 


66. Yanceyville _ _ _. 


f 500.00 


15.00 


531.00 




$63,120.00 


$ 1,912.00 I 


£56,738.00 



t Churches so marked contributed more in 1938-'39 than their apportion- 
ment for 1939-'40. 



9. That the Churches put an amount equal to 7%% of salary in 
the budget for each year for M. A. F., for all eligible workers, 
and that the Churches report on this request at the Spring 
Meeting of Presbytery. 

10. That Dr. Hodgin send to each Church its apportionment for 
Benevolences and Presbyterial Tax and recommendations. 

The following report of the Commission on the Minis- 
ter and His Work was admitted to record: 

Your Commission on the Minister and His Work reports that 
we have had one meeting since the last Called Meeting of Presby- 
tery and have approved Rev. F. N. Wilson of Concord Presbytery 
to the Spray Church. 

We have examined the Calls for the pastoral services of Rev. 
A. D. Carswell from Buffalo (L) at salary of $500 per annum, 
Euphronia at salary of $250 per annum, Pocket at salary of $250 
per annum, and White Hill at salary of $500 per annum and Manse 
provided by the field, the amount of time allotted to each Church 
to be worked out between the pastor and Churches, and recommend 
that they be found by the Presbytery to be in order. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

The calls were found in order by Presbytery. 

Rev. A. D. Carswell was received by letter of dismis- 
sion from the Presbytery of Fayetteville pending his ex- 
amination. He was examined by Rev. N. N. Fleming (at 
the request of the Moderator) on Experimental Religion, 
on Theology by Rev. O. C. Williamson, and on Church 
Government by Rev. D. J. Blackwell, all of which were 



338 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



sustained separately and as a whole as satisfactory, and 
after signing the obligation he was enrolled as a member 
of Presbytery. 

The Calls from the Buffalo (L), Euphronia, Pocket, 
and White Hill Churches having previously been found 
in order were placed in his hands and he signified his ac- 
ceptance of the same. 

The report of the Committee on Installations was 
adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Installations recommend that the follow- 
ing Commission be appointed to install Rev. A. D. Carswell at 
Buffalo (L) and Pocket Churches on Sunday, February 4, 1940, 
at Buffalo Church at 11:00 a. m., and Pocket at 3:00 p. m. Rev. 
A. V. Gibson to preside and preach the sermon, Rev. W. A. Pate 
to charge the Pastor, Mr. J. H. Kennedy to charge the congrega- 
tion. 

The following Commission be appointed to install Rev. A. D. 
Carswell pastor of White Hill and Euphronia Churches on Sun- 
day, February 11, 1940, at 11:00 a. m., at White Hill, and at 3:00 
p. m. at Euphronia; Rev. W. A. Pate to preside and preach the 
sermon, Rev. C. L. Wicker to charge the pastor, and Dr. F. L. 
Knight to charge the people. That Mr. D. E. Shaw be added to 
both of these Commissions as alternate to either of the Elders. 
That one Minister and one Elder be a quorum of the Commissions. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Presbytery by a rising vote adopted the following let- 
ter of appreciation for the services of Dr. W. L. Lingle, 
which was presented by the special committee appointed 
to draft such letter: 

APPRECIATION OF DR. WALTER L. LINGLE 

In view of the fact that Dr. Walter L. Lingle will retire from 
the presidency of Davidson College at the close of the present 
scholastic year, the Presbytery of Orange desires to place on record 
its sincere appreciation of the fine service he has rendered the col- 
lege during his administration, and also during the many years he 
served efficiently as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. For 
more than twenty-five years he has been officially connected with 
the college and has given unstintedly of his time and talents in 
faithful and devoted service in its behalf. Especially has he had 
a large part in the splendid growth and development of the insti- 
tution during the past ten years. 

The Presbytery appreciates all that Dr. Lingle has done to 
maintain the high educational standards of Davidson, and appre- 
ciates even more his loyalty to the time-honored traditions and 
ideals of the college, and his efforts to keep it distinctively Chris- 
tian. 

The Presbytery would also express its appreciation of the dis- 
tinguished service Dr. Lingle has rendered to the Church at large 



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in various capacities-. His ministry has been outstanding as Pas- 
tor, as Professor in Union Theological Seminary, as President of 
the Assembly's Training School for Lay Workers, and as author 
and editor. Many have learned to know Dr. Lingle through his 
writings, and have been greatly helped by his books and by the 
practical and timely contributions he has made to the church pa- 
pers. 

The Presbytery hereby congratulates Dr. Lingle upon his fine 
record of achievements, and extends best wishes for continued 
health and happiness, and for many more years of fruitful ser- 
vice. 

C. E. Hodgin, 

J. A. Kellenberger, 

N. N. Fleming, 

Committee. 

Presbytery by a rising vote adopted the following re- 
port of the Committee on Resolution of Thanks: 

The hospitality of the Bessemer Church has made this meet- 
ing of Presbytery a very pleasant one. We thank pastor and peo- 
ple for their kindness in providing for our comfort as well as for 
our actual needs. 

F. M. Hawley, Chairman. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation to hold the Spring 
Meeting of Presbytery in the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 
Burlington, N. C. 

Revs. N. R. Claytor and A. V. Gibson were excused 
for non-attendance and Rev. W. M. Baker for tardiness 
at this meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations: 

We recommend that Rev. E. H. Clarke fill the vacancy made 
by the removal of Rev. F. H. Morris, of Chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Foreign Missions. And that Rev. J. K. Roberts take the 
place left vacant by removal of Mr. Morris, that of Chairman of 
the Examining Committee on Bible. 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 

The Committee on Minutes of the General Assembly 
made the following report on the matter of Cooperation 
and Union, also on the Overture from the Church of The 
Covenant and Presbytery adopted the following over- 
ture. The report and overture follow: 

There was submitted to your Committee on Minutes of the Gen- 
eral Assembly reports from 34 Churches out of our 66 Churches, 
relative to Union. 

A tabulation of replies shows 17 in favour of the continuation 
of a Committee on Closer Relation and Union, and 17 in favour of 



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a continuation of a Committee on Closer Relation only. The fol- 
lowing resolution was adopted as the answer of Orange Presby- 
tery to the request of the Assembly: 

Orange Presbytery overtures the General Assembly that — 
Although Orange Presbytery is dissatisfied with the proposed 

plan of union, yet we urge the General Assembly to continue the 

Committee on Cooperation and Union. 

Plans for the Evangelistic Crusade were discussed by 
several of the pastors. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned to meet in the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 
near Burlington, on Tuesday, April 16, 1940, at 10:00 
a. m. 

J. A. Kellenberger, Moderator, 
J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR SPRING MEETING 

Burlington, N. C. Rt. 1, April 16, 1940. 

Orange Presbytery met in its 341st Stated Session on 
the above date at 10:00 a. m. in the Shiloh Presbyterian 
Church, was called to order by the Moderator, Elder J. A. 
Kellenberger, and constituted with prayer. The opening 
sermon was preached by Rev. C. F. Myers, D.D. from the 
text, Genesis, Chapter 48, vs. 15 and 16. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance : 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. E. Adkins H. C. Foster Shiloh 

W. F. Shepherd Piedmont 

W. M. Baker 

Jonas Barclay D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

Jas. H. Alexander Goldston 

J. T. Barham 

D. J. Blackwell T. L. Smith Leaksville 

Paul Evans El-Bethel 

J. F. Brown R. L. Walker Stony Creek 

A. D. Carswell J. W. Wicker Buffalo (L) 

J. M. Wilcox Euphronia 

D. T. Harrington White Hill 

E. H. Clarke 

N. R. Claytor 

J. S. Cook 

A. P. Dickson L. W. McFarland Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose S. Strudwick Hillsboro 

G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton J. P. Pace Cross Roads 

C. N. Morrow Bethlehem 

N. N. Fleming D. W. McPherson Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson A. G. Carter Sanford 

E. E. Gillespie, D.D 

W. E. Harrop H. W. Scott Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D.D J. Siewers Wall Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske J. W. Womack Reidsville 

W. P. Jones G. W. Stanford Westminster 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D J. A. Barnwell Burlington 1st. 

J. W. Mann Robert D. Hughes Eno 

Edd Carden Little River 

J. M. Millard W. L. Sharpe Alamance 

Chas. F. Myers, D.D J. A. Kellenberger Greensboro 1st. 

W. A. Pate D. E. Shaw Broadway 

J. G. Edwards St. Andrews 

J. K. Roberts 

C. G. Smith, D.D E. L. Ray Asheboro 

D. H. Stewart, Ph.D 

W. T. Thompson, D.D 

Roy F. Whitley C. D. Covington Yanceyville 

C. J. Law Bethesda 



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MINISTERS 



ELDERS 



CHURCHES 



S. C. Wilkinson__ 
J. W. Simmons__. 

K. L. Whittington J. T. Ellis, Jr.__. 

C. L. Wicker Jno. H. Kennedy. 

O. C. Williamson, D.D Z. I. Walser 



Griers 

-Pleasant Grove 

Bessemer 

Cumnock 

.High Point 1st. 

Bethel 

Covenant 

East Burlington 

Spray 

Springwood 



R. M. Huffines.. 

S. S. Rawlins 

S. C. Maynard__ 

C. O. Archibald. 

D. P. Clapp 



—34 —41 



Rev. W. H. Eubank of Mecklenburg Presbytery was 
introduced to Presbytery and invited to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Rev. Roy F. Whitley was elected Moderator and Rev. 
L. T. Edgerton was elected Temporary Clerk, both by ac- 
clamation. 

The following report of the Committee on Orders was 
adopted : 

Communion Service at 11:00 a. m. Recess for Dinner 12:30- 
1:30, Supper 6:30 p. m., reconvene as soon after as possible. For- 
eign Missions report and address at 7 :30 p. m. 

Special order to hear report on Assembly's Training School 
immediately following the Presbytery's Home Missions Report 
(Report of P. H. M. at 2:00 p. m.) 



Presbytery adopted the following Docket for this 
meeting : 

DOCKET 
341st Stated Session of Orange Presbytery 
Shiloh Presbyterian Church 
Burlington, N. C. 
Tuesday, April 16, 1940 — Beginning at 10:00 A. M. 
Moderator — J. A. Kellenberger 

1. Presbytery Constituted with Prayer — Sermon by Rev. C. F. 
Myers, D.D. 

2. Roll Call — Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

3. Report on Orders — Rev. J. E. Adkins — Reading Communica- 
tions. 

4. Communion Service — 

5. Appointment of Standing Committees — (3 members unless 
otherwise stated). 



J. E. Adkins, Chairman. 



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(1) Installations. 

(2) Nominations (5 members). 

(3) Auditing. 

(4) Thanks. 

(5) Statistical. — ! 

(6) Minutes of Synod. 

(7) Sessional Records — (Chairman and 5 others). 

6. Candidates received — Licensures — Ordinations. 

7. Calls or Dismissions — Commission on Minister and His Work— 
Hodgin. 

8. Installation of Rev. A. D. Carswell — Gibson and Pate. 

9. Flora MacDonald College Development Program — S. A. White. 

10. Report of Commission to Organize Brentwood Church — Hodgin. 

11. Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

12. Committee on Evangelism — Hodgin. 

13. Report of Executive Committees — 

(1) Presbytery's Home Missions — Hodgin and Dickson. 

(2) Foreign Missions — E. H. Clarke. 

(3) Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Williamson. 

(4) Religious Education — Baker. 

(5) Woman's Work — Barham. 

(6) Stewardship — Every Member Canvass — Hawley. 

(7) Bible Cause — Sabbath and Family Religion — Hawley. 

14. Historical Sketch of Shiloh Church — Adkins. 

15. Report of Treasurer — Smith. 

16. Report of Permanent Committees — 

(1) Auditing — Neely. 

(2) Minutes of Presbytery — Claytor. 

(3) Historical — Fleming. 

17. Trustees of Presbytery — Financial Agent — Gillespie. 

18. Report of Standing Committees. 

19. Election of Commissioners to General Assembly. 

20. Place of Next Meeting. Read and Approve the Minutes and 
Adjourn. 

Standing Rules — 

Reception of Candidates — 1:30 p. m. 

Presbytery's Home Missions — 2:00 p. m. 

Popular Meeting on Foreign Missions — 7:30 p. m. 

Presbytery ordered that the following letter giving 
account of the labours of Rev. P. H. Gwynn, Jr., and ex- 
pressing his regards be printed in our Minutes : 

April 14, 1940. 

My Dear Fleming: 

Your notice of meeting of Presbytery reminds me to give you 
as Stated Clerk a brief account of my stewardship. It is a matter 
of sincere regret that I cannot attend more often. 

You will recall that a few short years ago I was ordained as 
an evangelist. Several of the brethren doubted the wisdom of that 



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action. The following will give them some idea of my activity in 
that capacity. 

The demand for my services has steadily increased with the 
passage of the years, for which I am grateful. I have preached in 
all kinds of churches from the smallest to the largest. Many in- 
vitations come to speak to young people in their church organiza- 
tions and in the colleges. I have also participated in several young 
people's conferences. I could preach every Sunday if I had the 
strength to carry six days of teaching plus the work on Sunday. 

My most recent service was with the Matthews Church, which 
has been without a pastor during the twelve months just past. I 
supplied the church from October to April. During that time, with 
the help of Rev. R. K. Davenport who held evangelistic services for 
one week, there were forty-six additions to the church. The people 
desire me to continue as supply, but I think there is a danger in 
a college professor's staying too long with a church. Frequently 
the calling of a minister is too long delayed. Hence I have refused 
the invitation. 

During May I will be preaching commencement sermons in 
the high schools, a privilege which I highly esteem. 

All in all, in true humility, I believe God has blessed my work 
as an evangelist, and I trust He will continue to offer me opportu- 
nity to serve Him. 

With kind regards to all the brethren, I am 

Cordially yours, 

P. H. Gwynn, Jr. 

Rev. W. E. Harrop brought greetings from Rev. R. C. 
Gilmore, D.D. 

Rev. Jonas Barclay offered his resignation of the 
Pittsboro Group of Churches effective July 1, 1940. 

The Goldston and Pittsboro Churches reported 
through their representatives that they reluctantly con- 
curred with Mr. Barclay in his request, and Presbytery 
was informed that Mt. Vernon Springs had taken the 
same action, Mr. Barclay is Stated Supply of Haywood 
Church. 

Mr. Barclay spoke briefly of his ministry and prayed 
God's blessing on his brethren in the ministry. 

Presbytery expressed through several ministers and 
by a rising vote its deep appreciaton of Brother Barclay, 
his ministerial and Presbyterial services and appointed 
a Special Committee consisting of Revs. M. S. Huske and 
A. V. Gibson to bring in resolutions of our appreciation. 
Mr. Barclay's request was then granted and Presbytery 
dissolved the pastoral relation existing between him and 
the Pittsboro, Goldston and Mt. Vernon Springs churches 
effective July 1, 1940. 



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Revs. Denzel Rideout, D.D., of the United Church 
of Canada; L. A. Davis and H. G. Bedinger, D.D., of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery, were introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren, and given the privi- 
leges of the floor. 

Presbytery made record of the fact that Rev. Jonas 
Barclay is the first minister in our Presbytery to retire 
under the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

The Special Committee on the Flora MacDonald Col- 
lege Development Program made report through Rev. 
O. C. Williamson, D.D. 

The report was received and pending the adoption 
Revs. L. A. Davis, Director of the Program, and H. G. 
Bedinger, D.D., President of the College, were heard. 

The report was then adopted as follows : 

EEPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE FLORA 
MACDONALD COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TO 
ORANGE PRESBYTERY MEETING AT SHILOH PRES- 
BYTERIAN CHURCH, APRIL 16, 1940. 

Fathers and Brethren: Your Special Committee and the 
Executive Committee of the Special Committee have held three 
meetings and are bringing this report to you as the result of their 
study of the matter entrusted to them. 

We feel that the time has come when the work which has 
been entrusted to this Special Committee must be pushed to a suc- 
cessful conclusion in Orange Presbytery. With that in mind we have 
studied very carefully the whole situation and submit herewith 
our report for action by the Presbytery. 

In view of the rather interesting developments in connection 
with the plan for the liquidation of the debt, which is being work- 
ed in Fayetteville Presbytery, and which will be explained to our 
Presbytery, your Committee is proposing that our work proceed 
along similar lines. 

Your Committee feels that we must urge as strongly as pos- 
sible upon the Presbytery the challenge of Christian Education 
as represented by our own Senior College for Women, and that we 
must do everything in our power to lay this cause before our 
people in such a manner that the support needed at this time will 
be forthcoming. 

Your Committee also feels that in presenting the claims of 
Flora MacDonald College to the generous and sacrifical support of 
our people at this time we must keep in mind that not only is Flora 
MacDonald our sole responsibility as a Presbytery in the field of 
Grade A Senior College for Women, but that it offers this superior 
training at a cost considerably lower than any other private or de- 
nominational school in this or neighboring states. 

Another very important consideration of which we must not 
lose sight is that the type of training received at Flora MacDonald 



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College is such that the graduates year after year are in real de- 
mand by the public schools of our state and section. For the past 
several years nearly every graduate who prepared to teach has been 
placed. 

That this type of training is making a definite appeal to the 
area served by the college is evidenced by the growth of the stu- 
dent body. All of the facilities for boarding students at the college 
have been over-run for the past four or five years. This year the 
student body numbers 344, the largest in the history of the college. 
At the present time the enrollment for next year is ahead of that 
at the same date last year. It is an interesting and challenging fact 
that the number of boarding students at Flora MacDonald College 
is exceeded by the number in attendance at only one other Presby- 
terian college for women in the South, and that school has a total 
enrollment of between five and six hundred students. 

In the light of these facts your Committee respectfully sub- 
mits the following recommendations: 

1. That a plan similar to the one now being used in Fayette- 
ville Presbytery for debt liquidation be set up for endowment pur- 
poses in Orange Presbytery. 

2. That the goal for this endowment fund be one hundred thou- 
sand dollars to be divided into three hundred fifty shares at three 
hundred dollars each, payments to be extended for as long as five 
years at five dollars per month, or in any other way in which the 
subscriber may designate within that period. 

3. That for convenience in collection a bank draft form similar 
to the following be used where agreeable to the subscriber : 

AUTHORIZATION TO BANK FOR PAYMENT OF DRAFTS 




Bank 



Until further notice you are hereby authorized to pay drafts 

on my account drawn in favor of . 

N. C, in the amount of $ 

monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually for 

years, beginning on 19 

Dated at 



N. C. 

19 

4. That for the purpose of putting this plan into effect the 
Committee be authorized by the Presbytery to form a non-profit 
charitable corporation similar to the one set up in Fayetteville 
Presbytery to promote this work and handle the funds accruing 
therefrom. 

5. That this fund be known as the 

Memorial Endowment Fund of Orange Presbytery. 



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6. That the general committee set up from within its own mem- 
bership or from the outside, or both, the strongest possible com- 
mittee on publicity. The duties of this committee to be: 

A. To direct attention to the work being done by the college 
through newspaper articles concerning the college and its work and 
also concerning the present program in Orange Presbytery. 

B. To arrange, wherever possible, for radio programs, using 
college talent when and where available. 

C. To set up a carefully planned program of cultivation to 
reach every church in the Presbytery, touching in each congregation 
the following groups — Woman's Auxiliary, Officers' meeting, La- 
dies' and Men's Bible Classes, and the entire congregation at wor- 
ship services. In the accomplishment of the last named of these 
objectives that the local minister be urged to present the theme 
of Christian education with special reference to Orange Presby- 
tery's major responsibility in that field at this time, Flora Mac- 
Donald College. 

7. That the more than two hundred and thirty alumnae of 
Flora Macdonald College now living within the bounds of Orange 
Presbytery be called upon to organize themselves in the best pos- 
sible manner to aid in the publicity work and all other phases of the 
campaign. 

8. That the pastor and officers of each church be requested to 
furnish the committee upon call with a list of individuals in their 
congregation who may be prospects for the sale of shares in this 
endowment fund. In this connection we would urge that a reason- 
able degree of optimism be exercised in making up these lists. Ex- 
perience has proved that a great many people will go along with 
this type of program who would not subscribe even a small portion 
of the gross amount in the ordinary kind of campaign. 

9. That the committee urge upon the attention of the Presby- 
tery at this time the tremendous responsibility resting upon our 
churches for maintaining at the highest possible power and efficien- 
cy this vital agency of the church, our Christian College. There is a 
rising tide of interest in and emphasis upon the place of God and 
Christianity in education today, and we may well take advantage 
of this movement at this time. 

10. That the Life Insurance feature be used in connection with 
our subscriptions, if feasible, covering the unpaid portions of all 
pledges. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen A. White, Chairman. 

Rev. W. P. Jones was elected to continue Chairman 
of the Committee on Sessional Records until Spring 1942. 

Revs. J. E. Adkins, Pastor of the host Church, and 
Roy F. Whitley, Moderator, assisted by Elders J. A. 
Kellenberger, W. F. Shepherd, H. C. Foster, G. W. Stan- 
ford, J. H. Kennedy, C. N. Morrow, Jas. H. Alexander 
and R. D. Hughes conducted the Communion Service 
and Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 p. m. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 p. m. and was led in 
prayer. 

Rev. W. T. Thompson, D.D., spoke on Union Theolo- 
gical Seminary. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing 
Committees : 

1. Installation — J. F. Brown, D. J. Blackwell and 
R. D. Hughes. 

2. Nominations — W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, W. A. 
Pate, G. W. Stanford, and A. G. Carter. 

3. Auditing— J. S. Wall, W. L. Sharpe and G. M. 
Kirkland. 

4. Thanks— J. K. Roberts, A. P. Dickson and T. L. 
Smith. 

5. Statistical — N. R. Claytor, A. D. Carswell and 
C. J. Law. 

6. Minutes of Synod— K. L. Whittington, C. L. Wick- 
er and Jas. H. Alexander. 

7. Sessional Records — (To serve with W. P. Jones 
Chairman) J. T. Barham, J. E. Adkins, R. L. Walker, 
C. D. Covington and D. L. Alston. 

The Chairman of Christian Education, Rev. 0. C. Wil- 
liamson, reported that there were no Candidates to be 
received and no Licensures. 

Rev. 0. C. Williamson offered his resignation as 
Chairman of the Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief Committee — he having been elected Chairman of Re- 
ligious Education Committee — which was accepted and 
the Committee on Nominations was asked to name his 
successor. 

The report of the commission appointed to install 
Rev. A. D. Carswell was received and admitted to record 
as follows: 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install 
Rev. A. D. Carswell as Pastor of the Buffalo, Whitehill, Pocket and 
Euphronia Churches met in the Buffalo Church February 4th, 
at 10:45 a. m. and was opened with prayer. 

Elder D. E. Shaw was appointed Clerk. 

Present: Rev. A. V. Gibson, Chairman; Elders D. E. Shaw and 
Dr. F. L. Knight. 



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Rev. A. V. Gibson presided, preached and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Mr. Shaw charged the Pastor and Dr. Knight 
charged the congregation. The Commission adjourned to meet in 
the Pocket Church at 3:00 o'clock, February 4th. 

At Pocket Rev. A. D. Carswell was installed according to the 
Book of Church Order. Rev. W. A. Pate preached the sermon. Rev. 
A. V. Gibson charged pastor and propounded the constitutional 
questions. Mr. D. E. Shaw charged the congregation. The Commis- 
sion adjourned to meet in Whitehill Church, February 11th, at 
2:30. 

The Commission reconvened in Whitehill Church on the above 
date and installed Rev. A. D. Carswell as Pastor according to the 
Book of Church Order. Rev. A. V. Gibson presided, propounded 
the constitutional questions and charged the Pastor. Rev. W. A. 
Pate preached the sermon. Elder D. E. Shaw charged the congrega- 
tion. The Commission adjourned to meet in the Euphronia Church 
at 3:30, February 11th. 

According to adjournment, the Commission reconvened in Eu- 
phronia Church and proceeded to install Rev. A. D. Carswell as Pas- 
tor of that church according to the Book of Church Order. Rev. A. 
V. Gibson presided, preached the sermon and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Rev. W. A. Pate charged the Pastor and Mr. 
D. E. Shaw charged the congregation. After which the Commission 
heard and approved the minutes of the previous meetings and was 
dismissed with prayer. 

A. V. Gibson, Chairman, 
D. E. Shaw, Clerk. 

The following report was received and admitted to 
record : 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to organize 
a church at Brentwood in High Point submits the following report: 

Due to the heavy snow at the time first set for the organiza- 
tion the date was postponed to March 10. The Commission was cal- 
led to order 2:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, March 10, by Dr. C. E. 
Hodgin, Chairman. 

Those present: Drs. E. E. Gillespie, O. C. Williamson and Mr. 
D. H. Hall, Jr., elder of First Presbyterian Church, High Point. 
Elder J. A. Kellenberger was unable to be present. Dr. Williamson 
was appointed to serve as clerk of the Commission. After a song 
Dr. Gillespie read the scripture and led in prayer. After the sing- 
ing of another hymn Dr. Gillespie preached the sermon, using as his 
text Exodus 25:40 — "And see that thou make them after their pat- 
tern, which hath been showed thee in the mount." 

The following members were received from the First Presby- 
terian Church, High Point: 

Catherine Howard, Mr. E. M. Foster, Mrs. E. M. Foster, Vir- 
ginia Foster, Mrs. Jack Moss, Mr. E. R. CTodfelter, Mrs. E. R. Clod- 
felter, Oleane Clodfelter, Dorothy Samuels, Mary Frances Wood, 
Mrs. L. A. Barrie, Margie Parham, Donald Parham, and Harold 
Barrier. 

The following members were received from the Camden Pres- 
byterian Church near Morven, North Carolina: 



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Mrs. J. T. Hooks, Mr. J. T. Hooks, Ida May Hooks, Benjamin 
Hooks, and Eugene Hooks. 

Miss Marie Aaron and John Franklin Aaron, Jr., were re- 
ceived by statement from the Hilliard Memorial Baptist Church. 

At the request of the Chairman, Dr. Williamson conducted the 
examination and baptism of the following who were received by 
the Commision on Profession of Faith and Baptism: 

Claude H. Gray, Mrs. Grace Gray, Doris Gray, Mr. D. W. 
Parham, Mrs. W. J. Anderson, and Everett Penn Neighbors, mak- 
ing a total of twciuy-seven received, nineteen by letter, two by 
statement and six by profession of faith and baptism. 

The members then entered into the Covenant of organization 
and the Chairman declared the church duly organized as prescribed 
by the Book of Church Order. 

The motion was made and carried that they should proceed to 
the election of three elders, postponing the election of deacons to a 
later date. Messrs. E. R. Clodfelter, E. M. Foster and J. T. Hooks 
were unanimously elected as elders. 

Dr. Williamson made a statement that all three of these men 
had been members of the Presbyterian Church for many years and 
had been very active in the work of the Mission. On signifying their 
acceptance of the office they were examined and ordained and in- 
stalled as elders by the Commission. 

The elders present from the First Presbyterian Church took 
part in the laying on of hands in the ordination service. 

The motion was made and carried that the name of the 
newly organized church should be the "Brentwood Presbyterian 
Church." 

The Commission appointed Dr. 0. C. Williamson to serve as 
moderator of the Session until the spring meeting of Presbytery. 
The minutes were read and approved. The Commission adjourned 
with the benediction by Dr. Gillespie. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
O. C. Williamson, Clerk. 

A verbal report of the Assembly's Training School 
by Rev. D. J. Blackwell was received as information and 
Presbytery passed a motion that the campaign for funds 
for the Training School be postponed until the calendar 
year 1941. Flora Macdonald College has the right of way 
during the year 1940. 

The Presbytery's Home Missions Committee made re- 
port and pending its adoption Dr. Denzel Rideout addres- 
sed the Presbytery on Missions. The report as a whole 
was then adopted as follows : 

PRESBYTERY'S HOME MISSIONS 

The Home Mission Committee is assisting in paying the sal- 
aries of eleven pastors who are ministering to thirty churches. 



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There has been no change in the personnel of our workers during 
the past year. All the fields have been regularly supplied, and 
good reports have been received of the year's work. 
A brief summary of the reports is as follows : 
Sermons preached, 1191; pastoral visits, 6990; added to the 
church by profession of faith, 244; added to the church by letter, 
64; Daily Vacation Bible Schools, 19. 

We call your attention to the fact that there was a gratifying 
increase in the number of professions of faith during the past 
year, 244 being added to the church by profession, as compared 
with 161 for the previous year. This represents one addition by 
profession for every 9.3 members. Most of our pastors entered 
heartily into the Evangelistic Crusade, but some of them thought 
it wise to postpone their special evangelistic services until sum- 
mer or fall. 

We are glad to report that all the workers have been paid 
their salaries in full for the year. The following is a brief financial 
statement : 



Receipts : 

Balance from last year $ 518.37 

Receipts for the year 5284.87 



Total $5803.24 

Disbursements : 

Salaries of Workers $5753.99 

East Burlington Church 25.00 

Expense account 15.50 



Total $5794.49 

Balance in the Bank $ 8.75 



Your Committee would express its grateful appreciation to 
the pastors and churches and Auxiliaries which have supported 
this work by their liberal contributions during the past year. We 
would especially commend the following churches which have paid 
in full, or overpaid, their apportionments to this cause: Alamance, 
Bethany, El-Bethel, Graham, Greenwood, Madison, Mebane, Pied- 
mont, Pittsboro, Reidsville, Riverview, and Smyrna. 

Your Committee has entered the Ministers' Annuity Fund on 
behalf of our workers, agreeing to pay into the Fund this year an 
amount equal to seven and one half per cent of our appropriations 
to pastors' salaries. This will increase our budget about $450.00. 
We have assumed this obligation in the faith that the churches will 
increase their contributions this year to Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions. The need for a supplementary offering in June is more ur- 
gent than ever before. 

The East Burlington church now has a campaign on to raise 
funds to pay off the debt on their church building. They hope to 
pay off the entire indebtedness by the first of June. 

The work at Wentworth has been most encouraging during the 
past year. The Rev. E. H. Clarke found the response to his labors 



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there much better than he had anticipated. The people of the com- 
munity have shown great interest in the work, and a Sunday School 
has been organized with an enrollment of 82. The outlook for the 
future is bright. The church building, however, is in urgent need 
of repairs. 

The Riverview church greatly needs additional equipment to 
take care of its Sunday School. The enrollment in the Sunday School 
is 296, and the classes are too crowded to do efficient work. We need 
additional funds to assist this church to build Sunday School rooms. 
If all of our churches would pay in full their apportionments to 
Presbytery's Home Missions we could do much in the way of im- 
proving the buildings and enlarging the equipment in our Home 
Mission fields. Three of our fields are without manses. 

The Bessemer church is to be commended for taking another 
step towards self-support this year. This church again reduced the 
amount of its application for aid by $50.00. We hope other churches 
will follow her example and reduce the amounts of their askings 
each year. 

We would call to the attention of Presbytery the splendid work 
some of our churches are doing by establishing outpost Sunday 
Schools. The First Church of High Point established an outpost 
Sunday school about two years ago, and, as a result of this work, 
the Brentwood Presbyterian Church was organized in High Point 
on March 10, 1940, with twenty-seven charter members. The Buf- 
falo (G) Church established an outpost Sunday School about eleven 
years ago, and on Sunday, April 9, 1940, a beautiful chapel, erected 
and paid for by the Buffalo congregation, was dedicated. The Buf- 
falo Church also has another outpost Sunday School which was 
established about two years ago, and the High Point First Church 
has bought a lot for the Brentwood Church, and is planning to es- 
tablish another outpost Sunday School. These are fine examples of 
what it is possible for local churches to do in the way of Congrega- 
tional Home Missions. 

We submit the following recommendations: 

1. That the budget for the year 1940-41 be as follows, subject 
to change by the Committee as occasion may require : 



Pittsboro Group $ 350.00 

Glen wood ., 300.00 

Leaksville-El Bethel 150.00 

Shiloh-Piedmont 200.00 

Milton Group 420.00 

Speedwell Group 800.00 

Riverview 300.00 

Little River Group 100.00 

Yanceyville Group 300.00 

Bessemer 650.00 

Gulf Group 600.00 

Superintendent and Treasurer 1,800.00 



$ 5,970.00 

Minister Annuity Fund 448.00 



Total 



.$ 6,418.00 



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2. That all of our churches continue to emphasize evangelism, 
and that each church hold a series of evangelistic services during 
the year, and also a Daily Vacation Bible School. 

3. That all appropriations are conditioned upon our churches 
entering the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

4. That Churches and Auxiliaries be asked to give the full 17 
per cent of their benevolent offerings to Presbytery's Home Mis- 
sions, and to make monthly remittance, if possible, so that the 
workers on the field may be paid promptly. 

5. That the month of June be designated as the season for sup- 
plementary offering for Home Missions in all the Churches, Sun- 
day Schools and Auxiliaries of the Presbytery; and that the 2nd 
Sunday of June be set as the time for the offerings in Churches and 
Sunday Schools, and that the Auxiliaries be asked to make the 
offering at the time of their June meetings. 

6. T^hat Dr. C. E. Hodgin be re-elected Superintendent and 
Treasurer for another year at same salary as last year. 

7. That Dr. D. G. Ridout of United Church, Canada, be granted 
20 minutes to speak on subject of Missions. 

Respectfully submitted for the Committee by 
M. S. Huske, Chairman. 

Dr. E. E. Gillespie announced that Revs. R. K. Daven- 
port and W. H. Eubank of our Synod, and Rev. S. B. M. 
Ghiselin of the Synod of Virginia, were available for ev- 
angelistic services. 

The following Special Committee on Questions from 
the General Assembly was appointed: Revs. E. E. Gil- 
lespie, W. E. Harrop and Elder J. A. Kellenberger. 

The Committee on Christian Education and Ministe- 
rial Relief made report which was adopted. 

The roll of Churches was called and it was found that 
the majority of our Churches had already entered the 
Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

Presbytery requested the Commission on the Minis- 
ter and His Work to visit the officers of Churches which 
had not entered the Fund. 

The Report of the Christian Education and Ministe- 
rial Relief Committee follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

We express our thanks to the Great Head of the Church for 
the completion of the Minister's Annuity Fund and for the fact that 
this plan was put into effect on April 1. We urge our ministers and 
churches to enroll in this so as to participate in its benefits. Total 
gifts from our Presbytery to the fund were $66,679.81. 



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We would call the attention of our churches to the fact that 
there are on the rolls of Ministerial Relief 573 homes of servants of 
the church who cannot participate in the benefits of the Annuity 
Fund. These must be carried on the roll of Ministerial Relief. Con- 
tributions to this cause last year decreased $1,134.66. 

Application blanks for retirement under the Annuity Fund 
will be furnished those who desire them. Our Presbytery gave this 
year to C. E. and M. R. $3,763.90. There were eight homes on the 
list of those helped in the bounds of our Presbytery. Two ministers 
and six widows received a total of $1,793.00. 

We have the following candidates under the care of our Presby- 
tery: Mr. Warren Gaw, Sanford, N'. C, First year, Louisville Se- 
minary Mr. B. P. Rakestraw, Route 4, Reidsville, at home; Roger 
M. Rice, Jr., Reidsville, N. C, Senior, Davidson College; Mr. Ivan 
B. Stafford, Route 2, Reidsville, working at Crossnore School; Mr. 
George C. White, Jr., Mt. Vernon Springs, First year, Lees-McRae 
College, and Miss Pauline Ribelin, Senior at Assembly's Training 
School. We have good reports from all who are in school. Miss Ribe- 
lin hopes to go to Mexico this summer. 

We recommend: (1) that the following be granted funds from 
the Ministerial Relief for the year 1940-41 : 



Mrs. Inez B. Caldwell $216.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth W. T. Crawford 216.00 

Mrs, Helen E. Deans 204.00 

Rev. Robt. C. Gilmore 360.00 

Mrs. Lula J. Palmer (colored) 144.00 

Mrs. Mary W. Rankin 180.00 

Mrs. Ella Thorn 216.00 



2. That all our Churches enter the Annuity plan without delay. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. C. Williamson. 

Revs. J. M. Walker, D.D., Mecklenburg Presbytery; 
James L. Jackson, Birmingham Presbytery ; and John C. 
Whitley, Albemarle Presbytery, were introduced to Pres- 
bytery and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Ste- 
wardship Committee on the Every Member Canvass: 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Your Committee has examined the reports of the Churches on 
the Every Member Canvass and finds the following results: 

54 Churches report having- made a canvass in some form and 
to some extent, 37 report having completed the canvass. 

5 Churches report "no canvass", and 3 Churches make no re- 
port. 

33 Churches report having accepted their budgets, including 
their apportionments. 

23 Churches report number of subscribers 3,537, 25 Churches 
report $39,330 subscribed. 



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Several Churches gave percentages instead of figures. Estimat- 
ing the prospective gifts of these last, noting the accepted appor- 
tionments of others, and adding in the definite amounts subscribed, 
your Committee reports an approximate support of benevolences 
for 1940-41 of $57,000. 

Presbytery's Apportionment is $65,000. This is $8,000 more 
than has been subscribed or accepted. Indications are that the 
usual locals, including salaries and incidentals, will be provided 
for in most congregations., 

Respectfully submitted, 
F. M. Hawley, 
J. W. Mann, 
L. T. Edgerton. 

Presbytery adopted the Report of the Committee on 
Bible, Sabbath and Family Religion as follows : 

Bible Cause — Your Committee is glad to report that the Bible 
is still the world's "Best Seller", and that our Church continues to 
have a sustaining part in its distribution. $9,566 was contributed 
in 1939-40, $828 more than for the year before. 

Bible study is receiving increasing attention in Vacation Bible 
Schools and special classes in various organizations of the church. 
But home instruction seems to be growing less common, and know- 
ledge of the Bible is apparently more limited generally. The Church 
may aid in a more general knowledge of the Bible by urging its 
study in all church organizations and, if and where possible, its 
introduction into schools of every grade. 

Sabbath — Your Committee has little data from our churches on 
which to base a report. But we are convinced that the matter should 
be given special study, and that changed social, domestic and econ- 
omic conditions should be taken into account. The Church and the 
world are losing by the lack of Sabbath observance. 

Family Religion — Less than 10% of our homes have family 
worship. Your Committee does not know how many have family re- 
ligion. 

F. M. Hawley, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Woman's Work: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WOMAN'S WORK 

There are 55 Auxiliaries with a membership of 4,626. In Bible 
Classes 2,405, in Prayer Groups 1,480, and 599 Family Altars. 

Thirty-five Auxiliaries contributed to all benevolent causes, 
amount of contributions $21,416. 

Contributions to local work and all other causes $8,477. Total 
contributions $29,893. An increase over last year of $1,207. 

We recommend that Orange Presbytery commend the Presby- 
terial for its splendid report on the work of the year. 

J. T. Barham, Chairman, 
D. J. Blackwell. 



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Presbytery appointed Rev. J. T. Barham to express 
to the Presbyterial meeting in Greensboro this week our 
appreciation for this splendid report. 

Presbytery voted that any three members of the Com- 
mission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax should constitute 
a quorum. 

The report of the Standing Auditing Committee was 
received and adopted as follows : 

Your Standing Auditing Committee reports that there has been 
placed in our hand the report of the Treasurer and the report of 
the Permanent Auditing Committee and we find them correct and 
satisfactory. 

J. Siewers Wall, Chairman, 
W. L. Sharpe, 

G. M. KlRKLAND. 

The Flora MacDonald College Development Program 
Committee was given authority to fill vacancies occur- 
ing in the Committee. 

The Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee 
on Questions from the General Assembly, thus approving 
the proposed amendments to the Book of Church Order 
as follows : 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER 

The General Assembly in May, 1939, approved and sent down 
to the Presbyteries for their advice and consent six amendments to 
the Book of Church Order. (See 1939 Minutes, pp. 53, 136-138.) The 
amendments are as follows: 

1. Substitution of new paragraph for Par. 122: 

"Every Church should be under the pastoral oversight of a Minister, 
and when vacant shall promptly proceed to elect a Pastor in the following 
manner: The Session shall call a Congregational meeting to convene at the 
regular place of worship to elect a Nominating Committee representative of 
the whole Congregation, whose duty it shall be to nominate a Minister td 
the Congregation for election as Pastor. Public notice of the time, place, and 
purpose of the meeting shall be given at least one week prior to the time of 
the meeting. The Nominating Committee shall confer with Presbytery's Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work, as provided in Paragraph 76-a. When 
the Committee is ready to report, it shall notify the Session, which shall 
call a Congregational meeting at the regular place of worship for the pur- 
pose of acting on the report of the Nominating Committee. Public notice 
of the time, place, and purpose of the meeting shall be given at least one 
week prior to the time of the meeting: The same procedure shall be follow- 
ed in the selection of an Associate Pastor. 

"The relation between a Minister and a Church may be that of a Pas- 
tor, Associate Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Stated Supply, or Temporary Supply. 
All of these shall be ordained Ministers except the Presbytery may approve 
licentiates, candidates or laymen as Temporary Supplies. 

"A Pastor or Associate Pastor shall be elected by the vote of the Con- 
gregation, and the call extended shall follow in general the form outlined 
in Paragraph 126. The terms of the call under which the pastoral relation is 
established by Presbytery cannot be changed except by consent of Presby- 
tery. The Pastoral or Associate Pastoral relation is established by installa- 
tion, an act of Presbytery, and is dissolved only by act of Presbytery, in 
accordance with Paragraph 142. 



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"An Assistant Pastor is a Minister called by the Session to assist the 
Pastor in his work. The relation shall be established and terminated by 
agreement between the Session and the Assistant Pastor. Both the Session 
and the Assistant Pastor shall confer with Presbytery's Commission on the 
Minister and His Work before entering into such an agreement, as provided 
in Paragraph 76-a. No formal call shall be issued by the Congregation, and 
no formal installation is necessary. 

"A stated Supply is a Minister called by the Session to perform the 
functions of a Pastor in a church. The relation shall be established only 
by permission of Presbytery, in accordance with Paragraph 76-a, and shall 
extend for a period not exceeding twelve months at the time. No forma] 
call shall be issued by the Congregation, and no formal installation is ne- 
cessary. 

"A Temporary Supply may be a Minister, or a licentiate, a candidate, 
or a layman secured by the Session to conduct services during periods of 
vacancy, or when a Minister may be unable to perform his duties. The pro- 
cedure for securing a Temporary Supply is set forth in Paragraph 76-a." 

2. Substitution of new paragraph for Par. 124: 

"The voters being convened, and prayer for Divine guidance having 
been offered, the Moderator shall call for the report of the Nominating 
Committee. He shall then put the question: "Are you ready to proceed to 
to the election of a Pastor?" If they declare themselves ready, the Modera- 
tor shall declare the name submitted by the Nominating Committee to be 
in nomination, and shall give opportunity for nominations from the floor. 
Both the nomination of the Committee and from the floor must have been 
previously submitted to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 
The vote may be taken by ballot, or by standing count, as the Congregation 
may prefer. In every case, a majority of the voters present shall be required 
to elect." 

3. Amending last sentence Par. 142 : 

"The Pastoral relation of an Associate Pastor, if there be any, shall be 
dissolved on the dissolution of the Pastoral relation of the senior Pastor." 

4. Substitution of new paragraph for Par. 133 : 

"When a call for the service of a licentiate as Pastor, Associate Pastor, 
Assistant Pastor or Stated Supply has been accepted by him, and the call 
is placed in his hands by Presbytery, the Presbytery shall take immediate 
steps for his ordination." 

5. Substitution of new paragraph for Par. 141 : 

"In the ordination of licentiates as Evangelists or Teachers, the same 
questions are to be propounded as in the ordination of Pastor, with the ex- 
ception of the eighth, for which the following shall be substituted: 'Do 
you now undertake the work of an Evangelist (or Teacher), and do you 
promise, in reliance upon God for strength, to be faithful in the discharge 
of all the duties incumbent upon you as a Minister of the Gospel of the 
Lord Jesus Christ?' " 

6. Amending Par. 142 by addition of the following: 

"When any minister or servant of the Church, or of a Church-controll- 
ed institution or agency, reaches the age of seventy years, the relationship 
shall automatically terminate. Such individuals are eligible for re-election 
for a term of one year at the time. When this becomes the law of the 
Church, the above action applies to everyone in such service as described, 
who has passed seventy years of age. In every case, the time for retirement 
shall be September first, following the seventieth birthday." 

The Report of the Committee on Sessional Records 
was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE 

The Committee is unanimous in its opinion that the new sys- 
tem of examining the Sessional Records is far superior to the for- 
mer methods and is satisfactory in every way. 



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The Committee also wishes to express its appreciation and 
gratitude to the Sessions of the Churches for cooperating so well 
with the new system just adopted. 

The matter of recording Communion Services and examining 
the books of the Deacons was not considered, due to misunder- 
standing and lack of time. 

We recommend — 

L That the following Sessional Records be approved without 
exception : 

Asheboro, Bessemer, Bethany, Bethel, Bethesda, Brentwood, 
Broadway, Buffalo (G), Burlington 1st, Burlington 2nd, Chapel 
Hill, Church of Covenant, Cross Roads, East Burlington, Efland, 
El-Bethel, Eno, Euphronia, Fairfield, Goldston, Graham, Greens- 
boro 1st, Griers, Hawfields, Haywood, High Point 1st, Jonesboro, 
Little River, Leaksville, Madison, Mebane, Mt. Vernon Springs, 
Piedmont, Pittsboro, Pleasant Grove, Pocket, Reidsville 1st, River- 
view, Salem, Sanford, Shiloh, Springwood, St. Andrews, Stony 
Creek, Westminster, White Hill, Yanceyville. 

2. That the following be approved with exceptions noted — Ala- 
mance — Name of Elders present not always kept. Buffalo (L) 
Hillsboro — Baptisms not recorded. Bethlehem, Spray — No certified 
report. Community, Gilead, Milton — Certified report not included. 
New Hope — Names of Elders present at one meeting not recorded. 

3. That churches whose record books are well worn secure new 
ones. 

4. That in the future the Chairman of the Sessional Records 
Committee instead of the Moderator be authorized to sign the Ses- 
sional Records. 

5. That the Churches not submitting records be required to 
send certified report properly filled out to the Clerk of Presbytery 
within ten days after the adjournment of Presbytery. 

The following churches submitted no records: 
Cumnock, Farmville, Glenwood (Report but no book), Green- 
wood, Gulf, North Eno, Red House (Certified Report but no book), 
Smyrna, Speedwell, and Stoneville. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. P. Jones, Chairman. 

The following report of the Committee on Religious 
Education was adopted: 

Your Committee on Religious Education submits the following 
report to Orange Presbytery for the year 1939-40. 

Our hearts rejoice in the fact that real progress has been 
made in our whole field of Religious Education this year. 

The Committee in Richmond reports an increase in contribu- 
tions over last year of $928, a total of $62,860. 

While this is still short of the budget asking of $65,000, yet 
by strictest economy on the part of the Committee, it wiped out 
a debt from last year of $1,388 and left a balance of $1,946 to be- 
gin the new year. 



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An announcement in this report states that they are fearful 
lest recent State and Federal laws affecting discounts and price 
cutting to selected customers may ultimately eliminate all dis- 
counts to ministers ; however, they are continuing the present policy 
until further notice. 

The Committee at Richmond threw all of its resources into the 
Assembly's Evangelistic Crusade. 

The whole office staff and a fine literature is available to the 
Church for training in leadership. 

It is with pleasure we note the increasing part Youth Choirs 
are taking in our church life and worship. We commend most 
heartily this opportunity for a fine service to more of the churches. 

The Summer Conferences held last summer have already been 
reported and the accounts will be found in the minutes. Permit us 
to remind you that the Pioneer Conference was held at Peace Jun- 
ior College, Raleigh, June 5-10, with 91 fine boys and girls and a 
devoted faculty of 16 men and women. 

The Senior- Young People's Conference was held at the same 
place in July with 132 young people and a faculty of 22 devoted men 
and women. 

Both of these conferences will be held at the same College this 
summer; Pioneers June 10-15, Senior- Young People July 8-13. 

We ask you to select your young people who show abilities for 
leadership to send to our conferences. 

This is a fine work and huge task and those who are respon- 
sible for them need and earnestly ask for your deepest interest and 
earnest prayers. We are keeping our Conference fee at $6.50 the 
same as last year, yet we are planning for larger opportunities and 
greater privileges for your boys and girls. 

Daily Vacation Bible Schools played a large part in our pro- 
gram of Religious Education last summer, 35 Churches reported 
successful schools with 442 workers and 3053 pupils. We are mak- 
ing plans for a larger work this summer. We wish it were possible 
for every church to undertake a Daily Vacation Bible School even 
though there are but few boys and girls to be reached. 

The Religious Education Committee of the Synod gave us one 
worker, Miss'Hanna for 4 two-weeks' schools last summer, and will 
give us two workers this summer. All who wish the services of these 
workers will please get their request in at once. We have applica- 
tions now for four schools. 

The Young People's Work continues to make rapid strides for- 
ward. 

The Birthday offering of the Woman's Auxiliary to be used 
for Daily Vacation Bible Schools next year is expected to give a 
great impetus to this rapidly increasing part of our work. 

Synod's Committee of Religious Education has undertaken in 
a real statesmanlike way the new duties placed upon it; the reli- 
gious work among students at State Institutions. 

In our own Presbytery God's blessings have continued to rest 
upon the work and all reports show real interest and genuine work 
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Sixty-six Sunday Schools have cradle rolls with an enrollment 
of 316. Every church should look well to the cradle roll for here 
is the greatest source for increased enrollment in your school. 

Home departments enrolled 177. 

Many churches are giving their earnest teachers and leaders 
opportunity of training for larger services. Our second successful 
Pastors and Superintendents Conference was held in the Burling- 
ton First church April 11th. A large number of our Pastors and 
Superintendents came together for the afternoon and evening in 
conferences led by Dr. J. L. Fairly, and Dr. P. H. Carmichael of the 
Religious Education Staff in Richmond, Va. 

Our Young People's Work continues to do a larger service 
through local organization, one day conference and summer confer- 
ence at Peace Junior College and Davidson College, and all day 
rallies, one to be held next Saturday, April 20th, at Buffalo Church 
in Greensboro for pioneers, seniors and young people. 

Reports on Y. P. Organizations show — 19 Pioneers Groups, 36 
Senior- Young People Groups, 6 Fellowship Groups, 1 Senior Chris- 
tion Endeavor Society, 1 Intermediate Christian Endeavor Society, 

1 Junior Christian Endeavor Society, 1 Sea Scout, 2 Boy Scouts, 

2 Girl Scouts, 2 Union Organizations, 2 Student Groups, and 1 Sun- 
shine Band. 

Reports from our Church Schools reveal the following facts: 
63 Churches report 65 schools with a total enrollment of 11,571. Ad- 
ditions to the church 523. 16 Churches have Cradle Rolls, and 12 
have Home Departments. 

Statistics — 



Foreign Missions $ 1,298 

Assembly's Home Missions 254 

Chr. Education and Min. Relief 291 

Religious Education and Pub. 711 

Assembly's Training School 30 

Bible Cause 19 

Synod's Home Missions 219 

Religious Education in Synod 116 

Orphans' Home 3,797 

Educational Institutions 128 

Current Expenses 9,274 

Miscellaneous 2,964 



Total $19,578 



We present the following recommendations — 

1. That every Church School that can possibly do it send its 
General Superintendent to the Superintendent's Conference held at 
Montreat in August. 

2. Presbytery express its gratitude to the Woman's Auxiliary 
for designating its birthday Offering this year for the Vacation 
Bible School Fund of the General Assembly, and pledge its en- 
couragement and hearty support in carrying out this enlarged pro- 
gram. 



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3. That October 6th, set aside as Rally Day, be observed in our 
Ohurch Schools and a generous offering for Religious Education be 
made. A large banner is given to the school making the largest per 
capita gift on Rally Day. We challenge you to take it away from 
Mebane. 

4. Owing to the fact that 26 schools reported no additions to the 
church through their efforts, we urge the pastors and superinten- 
dents to be diligent in gathering the fruit of their labours in this 
field. 

5. That every school take a generous offering Sunday, April 
21st, for the Committee on Religious Education in the Synod to be 
used for our summer program of Daily Vacation Bible Schools. The 
help we get in Presbytery this summer will depend on the gener- 
osity of this offering. 

W. M. Baker, for the Committee. 

Presbytery voted to leave the Conference fee for the 
Pioneers and Seniors in the hands of the Committee, but 
recommended that the fee be $7.50. 

Presbytery elected the following Commissioners to 
the General Assembly. (The four highest being principals 
and next four alternates). 

MINISTERS 

PRINCIPALS ALTERNATES 

W. T. Thompson, D.D. J. K. Roberts 

0. C. Williamson, D.D. J. S. Cook 

Jonas Barclay J. E. Adkins 

J. M. Millard W. A. Pate 

ELDERS 

R. D. Hughes R. L. Neal 

D. E. Shaw W. F. Henderson 

W. Y. Preyer S. S. Rawlins 

R. L. Walker J. E. Williams 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Statistics as follows : 

STATISTICAL REPORT TO ORANGE PRESBYTERY 

Received on Profession of Faith 701 

Adult Baptisms 451 

Infant Baptisms 131 

Added on Certificate 609 

Total Membership 14,116 

Sunday School Enrollment 11,532 

Elders 390 

Deacons 491 

GIFTS 

Foreign Missions $ 31,888 

Assembly's Home Missions 4,540 

Christian Education and Min. Relief 13,865 



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Religious Education and Publication '. $ 1,420 

Assembly's Training School 316 

Bible Cause 196 

Synod's Home Missions 4,301 

Religious Education in Synod 1,102 

Orphans' Home 14,100 

Educational Institutions 15,287 

Presbytery's Home Missions 5,690 



$ 92,705 

Pastor's Salaries, Direct $ 66,610 

Current Expenses 92,589 

Building Expenses 70,555 

Congregational Missions . 3,760 

Miscellaneous 6,112 



Total $239,626 

Grand Total $332,331 



N. R. Claytor, 
C. J. Law. 

(Additional data on report sent to Assembly by Clerk, Minis- 
ters 41, Churches 67, Candidates 5, Installations 1, Dissolutions 4, 
New Churches 1 — (Brentwood), Deaths 1 — (H. S. Bradshaw, D.D., 
July 6, 1939, aged 76). 

The following report of the Commission on The Min- 
ister and His Work was admitted to record : 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met on April 
16, 1940, in the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Burlington, N. C, and 
was opened with prayer. 

Present: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, F. M. Hawley, N. N. Fleming, 
and Elder H. W. Scott. 

The Commission voted to approve action of the Chairman ap- 
proving Rev. John C. Whitley to the Spray Church. 

The Commission also voted to approve the Call from the Spray 
Church for the services of Rev. John C. Whitley at the salary of 
$1,500 per year and a Manse, and voted to recommend to the Pres- 
bytery that it be found in order and placed in his hands. 

Mr. John W. Simpson was excused from this meeting of the 
Commission. 

The Commission approved the request of the Brentwood Church 
and recommends that Rev. O. C. Williamson be permitted to serve 
that Church as Stated Supply. 

The Minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

Rev. O. C. Williamson was granted permission to sup- 
ply the Brentwood church. 



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363 



Rev. John C. Whitley presented letter of dismission 
from the Presbytery of Albemarle and was received pend- 
ing his examination. 

Mr. Whitley was examined on Experimental Religion 
by the Moderator, on Theology, and Church Government 
by the regular Committee on Examination, all which 
were sustained severally and as a whole,. and he was en- 
rolled after signing the obligation. 

The call from the Spray Church was then found in 
order, placed in his hands and he signified his acceptance 
of the same. 

The report of the Committee on Installations was a- 
dopted as follows : 

That the following Commission be appointed to install Rev. 
John C. Whitley pastor of the Spray Church at 11:00 a. m. on April 
28, 1940. 

Rev. Roy F. Whitley to preside and preach the sermon. 
Rev. J. S. Cook to charge the pastor. 
Rev. E. H. Clarke to charge the congregation. 
Elders on the Commission, T. L. Smith and W. J. Baughn, two 
members of the Commission to constitute a quorum. 



Presbytery adopted the following report of Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie, Financial Agent and Chairman of Presbytery's 
Board of Trustees. 

REPORT OF FINANCIAL AGENT 

Since our last Annual Report the following transactions have 
been made and the several accounts stand as follows: 
1. The Maryland Hickerson Fund — 

Principal loaned to Mr. R. E. Lowdermilk 
secured by first Dr. mortgage on real estate__$1250.00 

To interest by R. R. King 75.00 

To interest by R. R. King 92,32 

By check to Foreign Mission Committee $75.00 

By check to Foreign Mission Committee 92.32 



R. D. Hughes, for Committee. 



Amount on hand — note 



$1250.00 



2. High Point Lot Fund- 



Invested in Sneed Lot 

In Security National Bank 



$1000.00 



469.53 
15.26 
18.80 
28.80 



To rent 
To rent 
To rent 



$1532.39 



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3. The Cora Harrison Bequest $500.00 

(Loaned to C. E. Edwards) 

To interest 15.00 

To interest 15.00 



$530.00 

4. Pleasant Garden Church Balance — 

Note for balance on sale of church $24.00 

To Interest 3.00 



$27.00 

Note collected and cash in hand $27.00 



5. The A. Herman and Lola E. Stone Bequest: 

Your Financial Agent has made three trips to Leaksville in the 
interest of this Bequest. A time has been fixed for final settle- 
ment in the near future and we will be able to make a definite 
report to the next meeting of Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. E. Gillespie, Financial Agent. 

The Board of Trustees has held one meeting in which routine 
business was transacted. 

E. E. Gillespie, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following overture to the 
General Assembly: 

Orange Presbytery respectfully overtures the General Assem- 
bly meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn., May 16, 1940, to construe or in- 
terpret the proposed addition to paragraph 142 of the Book of 
Church Order, especially that rule referring to the re-election of 
a Pastor or Servant of the Church who is automatically retired at 
the age 70; and to make clear the procedure to be followed in such 
re-election. 

Presbytery received and adopted the report of the 
Special Committee on Appreciation of Rev. Jonas Bar- 
clay as follows : 

Orange Presbytery recognizes with profound gratitude to God 
the long and fruitful ministry of the Rev. Jonas Barclay within 
her bounds. 

It is with genuine reluctance that we have acceded to his re- 
quest and that of the churches that the pastoral relation between 
them be dissolved. 

The Presbytery wishes to place on permanent record the high 
esteem which his labours have deserved and the sincere affection 
which he has so richly merited in the hearts of us his brethren. 

It is our earnest prayer that God would continue his rich 
ministry in the Spirit among us and that the happiness of his 
remaining years may be proportionate to the long record of use- 
fulness which is his. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 365 

It is our wish that a copy of this expression be spread on the 
minutes and that copies be mailed to Mr. Barclay and to the 
congregations which are concerned. 

A. V. Gibson, 

M. S. Huske, Committee. 

To be mailed to — 

D. L. Alston, Pittsboro, N. C. 
Jas. H. Alexander, Goldston, N. C. 

Miss Davie Houston, Mt. Vernon Springs, N. C. 

E. E. Walden, Moncure, N. C. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations: 

Trustee of Davidson College — Mr. Lunsford Richardson to suc- 
ceed himself — Class 1944. 

Trustees Flora Macdonald College — Revs. C. F. Myers, D.D.. 
N. N. Fleming, Mr. Stephen A. White, Mr. G. W. Denny to suc- 
ceed themselves — Class 1943. 

Glade Valley High School — G. W. Stanford to succeed Mr. Mc- 
Bride Holt. (Mr. Holt requested to be relieved.) Mr. J. A. Kellenber- 
ger succeeds himself — Class 1942. 

Hawfields Anniversity and Permanent Endowment Fund — 
Mr. McBride Holt, re-elected — Class 1941. 
Executive Committees — 

Presbytery's Home Missions — Rev. J. K. Roberts, D. H. Hall, 
Jr., W. L. Sharpe— 1943. 

Foreign Missions — P. M. Pritchett, re-elected Class 1943. 

Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions — A. G. Carter, Class 
1943. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief — Rev. W. M. Baker 
to succeed Rev. 0. C. Williamson (resigned), Class 1942, Dr. Henry 
L. Smith, re-elected 1943. 

Religious Education — Rev. J. E. Adkins, Mr. R. D. Hughes, 
1943. 

Woman's Work — Re-elected W. F. Henderson, Class 1943. 

Educational Institutions — Mr. J. Sam White, Class 1943. 

Orphans' Home — Mr. E. A. Ranson, Class 1943. 

Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion — Mr. I. C. Craw- 
ford, Class 1943. 

Stewardship — Re-elect Rev. F. M. Hawley and Mr. E. M. Un- 
derwood, Class 1943. 

Commission on Minister and His Work — Re-elected Rev. N. N. 
Fleming, and Mr. J. W. Simpson, Class 1943. 

Sessional records — Rev. W. P. Jones re-elected by Presbytery, 
Class 1942. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. Harrop. Chairman. 



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The Stated Clerk was instructed to send to Mr. Mc- 
Bride Holt a letter of appreciation for his long and faith- 
ful service as a trustee of Glade Valley High School. 

The Treasurer and Permanent Auditing Committee 
made the following report which was adopted: 

TREASURERS REPORT 



Orange Presbytery, April 6, 1939, to April 10, 1940 



Bal. April 






Bal. April 


6, 1939 


Receipts 


Disbursements 


10, 1940 


Foreign Missions $ 


$ 6,403.88 


$ 6,403.88 


$ 


Assem. Home Missions — 


2,679.03 


2,679.03 




Synod's Home Missions.- 


1,738.00 


1,738.00 




Pres. Home Missions __ 


3,279.05 


3,279.05 




Chr. Edu. and Min. Relief 


1,855.57 


1,855.57 




S. S. Exten. and Pub, 


606.65 


606.65 




Schools and Colleges 


1,679.77 


1,679.77 




Union Theolog. Seminary. 


283.17 


283.17 




Bible Cause _ _ 


136.16 


136.16 




Pres. Orphans' Home 


1,544.65 


1,544.65 




Assem. Training School 


218.96 


218.96 




Rel. Edu. in Syn. of N. C. 


559.69 


559.69 




Presbytery's Expense 730.47 


2,616.50 


2,609.57 


737.40 


Totals $730.47 


$23,601.08 


$23,594.15 


$737.40 



C. G. Smith, Treasurer. 

On Presbyterial Tax 1939-40 : 
Churches failing to pay same — 

Burlington 2nd $10.00 

Euphronia 2.00 

Gilead 1.00 

Griers 2.00 

Haywood 1.00 

Little River 8.00 

North Eno 1.00 

Pleasant Grove 3.00 

Pocket 4.00 

Smyrna 2.00 

Springwood 7.00 

Yanceyville 8.00 



Total $49.00 

presbytery's current expense 

Balance on hand April 5, 1939 $ 730.47 

Receipts April 6, 1939, to April 10, 1940 2,616.50 



$3,346.97 



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DISBURSEMENTS 

General Assembly Dues 1938-39___$ 902.77 

On Account 475.00 $1,377.77 

Synod's Dues 1938-39 295.81 

On Account 256.75 552.56 

Salaries Stated Clerk 200.03 

Treasurer 150.00 

Permanent Clerk 25.00 375.03 

Expenses Stated Clerk: 

Stationery, Postage 26.00 

Blanks and Supplies_„ 20.40 46.40 

Printing Minutes 339th Session 76.07 

Minutes 340th Session 84.70 

Statistical Tables 7.00 

Postal Receipts 2.50 170.27 

Expenses of Treasurer, Postage 21.54 

$15,000 Fidelity Bond 37.50 59.04 

Miscellaneous: 

Rent Safety Deposit Box 5.50 

Refund to Reidsville Church 

for overpayment of tax 3.00 8.50 

Expenses Secretary 

of Stewardship 1931-34 20.00 



Total Disbursements $2,609.57 

Balance on hand April 10, 1940___ 737.40 $3,346.97 

Accounts payable to Gen. Assembly, $875.00, less $475.00 

paid on account as shown above $ 400.00 

Accounts payable to Synod of North Carolina, $450.00, 

less $256.75 paid on account as shown above 193.25 



Total accounts payable $ 593.25 

We have audited the books and annual report of C. G. Smith, 
Treasurer of Orange Presbytery, and find the books neatly and 
accurately kept and vouchers present for all disbursements except 
eleven (11) checks totaling $601.84 which were in process of col- 
lection and which have not been paid by the bank or shown on 
statement. 

Of the sixteen (16) checks outstanding April 5, 1939 (last 
audit), totaling $9,087.04, all have been presented and paid. 

We find the Annual report correct and the balance $737.40 
agrees with the bank balance after taking into consideration two 
deposits, $589.05 and $1961.98 of April 8th and April 11th which 
are in next year's business and 11 checks totaling $601.84 outstand- 
ing. 

This 15th day of April, 1940. C< DoN Alexander, 

James B. Neely, 

Auditing Committee. 



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The following historical sketch of the Shiloh Church 
was read by the pastor, Rev. J. E. Adkins: 

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF SHILOH PRESBYTERIAN 
CHURCH, ALAMANCE ROAD, BURLINGTON, N. C. 



Rev. Donald Mclver, the pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Burlington, N. C, (now pastor of the Central Presby- 
terian Church in Bristol, Va.), began mission work in the Elder- 
mont community during the spring of 1914. The Sunday School 
was organized at the Eldermont School on April 12, 1914, with 
Rev. Donald Mclver as superintendent and teacher of the Bible 
class. Lester Sharpe was elected Secretary; Mrs. M. J. Anthony 
and Miss Minnie Belle Montgomery were selected to teach the In- 
termediate and Primary departments of the school. 

The first hymn books and literature were given and in a few 
weeks money was raised and an organ was purchased. 

Eight denominations joined together in the Sunday School 
work. 



The work moved on smoothly with an average attendance of 
fifty. 



The ages ranged from one to eighty-five years of age. Only 
one death has occurred to date, that of Lionel Hinshaw. 

Rev. S. M. Rankin visited the field and held revivals for us on 
two occasions. 

During the third year of the work it was decided to organize 
a church. The organization took place on Sunday, Feb. 11, 1917, 
with nineteen charter members. Four officers were elected from 
this number as follows : Ruling elders, F. H. McPherson and P. A. 
Sharpe; Deacons, A. S. Ingle and Jesse Sharpe, who were later 
ordained and installed. 

Rev. H. C. Carmichael, of Alabama, was called to the churches 
of Elmira, Piedmont, Trollinwood and another preaching point at 
Trevora cotton mill at Graham and the Shiloh Church. He accepted 
the call and began his work April 1, 1917. 

The present church building was erected in 1922 and was de- 
dicated without debt, as the last bill was paid on October 1, 1922. 
The three much needed Sunday school rooms and modern base- 
ment were added in 1936. The basement was furnished by the Wo- 
man's Auxiliary. A choir loft was added to the church and new 
doors to the entrance which made the plant most attractive. Later 
the building was covered with a new roof and a steeple added. 



1914-40 



List of Pastors : 



1. Rev. Donald Mclver 

2. Rev. H. C. Carmichael 

3. Rev. W. P. McCorkle 

4. Rev. J. S. Jones 

5. Rev. O. C. Huston 

6. Rev. W. R. Turner 

7. Rev. F. S. Blue 

8. Rev. J. E. Adkins, since September 1, 



1914-1917 
1917-1920 
1920-1924 
1924-1928 

1928- 1929 

1929- 1932 
1933-1936 
1937- 



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The list of pastors at the beginning of this sketch will show the 
order of their service and their period in this history. 

Rev. Frank S. Blue resigned his work as pastor of the group 
of four churches, Piedmont, Stoney Creek, Second Presbyterian and 
Shiloh, to become the pastor of the North Vanguard Church of 
Raleigh, N. C. During the months from November, 1936, to Septem- 
ber 1, 1937, these churches were without a pastor, Piedmont and 
Shiloh were grouped together and called Rev. J. Earl Adkins from 
Mt. Carmel and Lee churches in Abingdon Presbytery. He came to 
his work on September 1, 1937. 

This new grouping proved a great boon for both churches 
which have grown rapidly during two years and seven months of 
the present pastorate. 

Homecoming Day was observed on Sunday, September 26, 1937, 
with Rev. Frank S. Blue, the former pastor, as the guest speaker, 
delivering the morning message. A most sumptuous dinner was 
served on the grounds. Quite a number of old friends met together 
in Christian fellowship for the day. The Woman's Auxiliary pre- 
sented their Silver Anniversary Program in the afternoon which 
was very impressive. 

During this same month Dr. E. E. Gillespie, Supt. of Home Mis- 
sions of Synod of N. C, held a great revival. There were thirty- 
eight additions to the church as the result of this revival. Since this 
date the church has been taking great and rapid strides forward. 

Mrs. D. M. Elder gave the church a clear deed to a lot next to 
the church for the building of a manse. Mr. Elder had previously 
deeded the lot for the location of the church. The men of the 
church began clearing the lot in the early spring of 1938 and the 
first brick was laid on May 30th. Mr. John Malone had previous- 
ly been awarded the contract for the building of the manse. The 
Finance and Building Committees consisting of the officers of the 
church, co-operated together in a fine way. Much of the credit goes 
to these two committees for their fine work. The church today 
boasts of a fine six-room manse, modern in every way. It was com- 
pleted on July 6, 1938, and the pastor, his wife and infant son 
moved in on July 8th. It was a day of great rejoicing for a dream 
of many years was now an accomplished fact. 

A real fact in this historical sketch is that every pledge made 
on the manse was paid in full. This little church of less than 
a hundred members raised over two thousand dollars on the manse, 
with outside help, and borrowed the remaining thousand dollars 
from the Church and Manse Erection Fund of the Synod of North 
Carolina, which is being paid back in monthly installments, with 
five per cent interest. 

During the years of 1939 and 1940 the church has been painted 
inside and out, the windows have been frosted, the pews have been 
refinished, the Sunday school rooms have been painted on the in- 
terior, the basement has been ceiled and will soon be plastered. 

The church has just closed its greatest year 1939-40 in a phy- 
sical and particularly in a spiritual way. The pastor held a revival 
from March 10-17. Thirty members were added to the church as a 
result of this meeting and others are yet to come in. The attendance 
at all services has increased. There is a new spirit in the church 



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and we have reason to believe that we will have another great year. 
In the past two and a half years Shiloh has grown from fifty 
members to one hundred and twenty-six. 

Presbytery took recess until 7:15; the closing prayer 
was offered by Rev. N. N. Fleming. 

EVENING SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 7 :15 and was opened with 
prayer. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin made verbal report on Evangelism 
which was received as information. Several of the Pas- 
tors and Elders made gratifying reports on the fruits of 
the evangelistic efforts. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Yanceyville 
Church to hold the Mid-Summer meeting at that Church 
July 16, 1940. 

The following report of the Standing Committee on 
Resolution of Thanks was adopted by a rising vote. 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Knowing that we reflect the sentiment of every member of this 
Presbytery, we wish to express our gratitude to the good people of 
the Shiloh Church for their kindness and many courtesies, which 
have made this meeting so enjoyable. Especially do we wish to thank 
the ladies for their excellent part in making our visit to this church 
so pleasant. Shiloh has played her part so well in this meeting of 
Presbytery that it is our sincere hope that it will not be so long in 
returning as it has been in coming for its first visit. 

J. K. Roberts, Chairman. 

The report of the Committee on Foreign Missions 
was received and the recommendations were adopted as 
follows : 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN 
MISSIONS 

Your Committee Recommends : 

First: That each pastor cooperate in the recruiting of young 
men and women of high quality for Foreign Mission service by no- 
tifying the Candidate Department of Foreign Missions of likely 
prospects. 

Second: That all pastors be requested to impress upon their 
people by faithful missionary preaching, the importance of strength- 
ening the Christian witness around the world in the face of these 
days of great crisis. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 371 

Third: That we redouble our efforts to increase our contribu- 
tions in order that this work might go forward unhampered by 
financial pressure. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. H. Clarke, Chairman. 

Presbytery heard with appreciation Rev. James L. 
Jackson in an address on his work as Missionary of our 
Church in the Belgian Congo. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer and the benediction to meet in 
the Presbyterian Church of Yanceyville on Tuesday, July 
16, 1940, at 10:00 a. m. 

Roy F. Whitley, Moderator, 
J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— WINTER AND SPRING 1940 

I — OFFICERS 

Moderator — Rev. Roy F. Whitley, Yanceyville, N. C. 
(Term Three Years) 

Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C, Route 1 
(Spring 1942). 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. W. Mann, Cedar Grove, N. C. 
(1942). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1942). 

Treasurer— Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro, N. C. (1940). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, 
N. C. (1940). 

II — Trustees 
(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D., Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Rev. 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D., (1941), Mr. T. D. DuPuy (1942), Rev. M. S. 
Huske (1943), Mr. Lunsford Richardson (1944). 

3. Of Flora MacDonald College (term 3 years, 12 members) — 
Revs. A. V. Gibson, and D. J. Blackwell, Mr. J. Harvey White and 
Mr. E. A. Ranson (1941), Rev. J. M. Millard, Mr. Paul Morrow, 
Mr. D. W. Wright and Dr. Lynn Mclver (1942), Revs. C. F. Myers, 

D. D., and N. N. Fleming, Mr. Stephen A. White and Mr. G. W. 
Denny (1943). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years, 2 members) — Rev. 
W. M. Baker (1941), Dr. F. L. Knight (1944). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 5 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean, Mr. Paul Ingle (1941), 
Mr. G. W. Stanford, and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger (1942). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment Fund 
(term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1941). 

Ill — EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(Term Three Years, Not More Than Two Full Terms Successively) 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions (5 ministers and 4 elders, re- 

Sort each stated meeting) — Revs. M. S. Huske — S, C. G. Smith, D. 
»., Mr. T. D. DuPuy— S, (1941), Revs. W. E. Harrop, A. V. Gibson, 
— S, Mr. C. E. Scott (1942), Rev. J. K. Roberts, Mr. D. H. Hall, Jr., 
Mr. W. L. Sharpe (1943). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 ministers, 1 elder, report in spring with 
popular meeting) — Rev. E. H. Clarke (1942), Rev. J. E. Adkins 
(1941), Mr. P. N. Pritchett— S, (1943). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 ministers and 1 
elder report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate (1942), Rev. J. K. Roberts 
(1941), Mr. A. G. Carter (1943). 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 ministers and 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 373 



1 elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker (1942), Rev. K. 
L. Whittington (1941), Dr. Henry L. Smith— S, (1943). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the secretary of Reli- 
gious Education in the Presbyterial) — Rev. O. C. Williamson D.D. 
— S, Rev. J. E. Adkins, Mr. R. D. Hughes (1943), Rev. A. P. 
Dickson, Rev. J. R. McGregor Th.D. — S, Mr. C. P. Robertson— S, 
(1942), Rev. R. F. Whitley, Rev. A. V. Gibson— S, Mr. J. A. Kell- 
enberger (1941) ; Mrs^ R. F. Whitley, Sec. of Religious Education 
in Presbyterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 ministers and 1 elder", report in spring) — 
Rev. J. T. Barham (1942) ; Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1941) ; Mr. W. F. 
Henderson— S, (1943). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting in fall)— Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1942), Rev. P. H. Gwynn, 
Ph.D. (1941), Mr. J. Sam White (1943). 

8. Orphans' Home (3 members, also the member of the board 
of regents from Orange Presbytery is ex-off. member, report in 
fall)— Rev. W. P. Jones (1942), Rev. J. M. Millard— S, (1941), Mr. 
E. A. Ranson (1943). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, re- 
port in spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley D.D. (1942), Rev. J. T. Bar- 
ham— S, (1941), Mr. I. C. Crawford— S, (1943). 

10. Stewardship (3 ministers, 3 elders, report on apportion- 
ment — winter, on every member canvass — spring) — Rev. F. M. 
Hawley, D.D.— S, Mr. E. M. Underwood— S (1943), Rev. J. W. 
Mann, Mr. J. T. Hines— S (1942), Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Mr. Robert 
D. White (1941). 

IV — PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, J. T. Barham, and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing (2 members, report in spring) — Mr. James B. 
Neely, and Mr. Don Alexander. 

3. Examining Committee (four sub-committees having each 3 
ministers and 1 elder). 

(1) Languages — Revs. J. W. Mann, C. F. Myers D.D., 
D. H. Stewart, Ph.D., and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology — Revs. R. M. Williams, O. C. Williamson, D. 
D., C. E. Hodgin D.D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — Revs. 
Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, C. G. Smith, D.D., and 
Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. J. K. Roberts, W. E. Harrop, J. 
M. Millard, and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — Revs. 
N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and D. H. Stewart, Ph.D. 

5. Evangelism — Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., E. E. Gillespie, 
D.D., C. G. Smith, D.D., Elders W. Kerr Scott, J. A. Kellenberger, 
and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

6. Commission on The Minister and His Work (Set up in fall 
1938) Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Mr. H. W. Scott (1941), Rev. F. 
M. Hawley, D.D.— S, (1942), Rev. N. N. Fleming— S, Mr. J. W. 
Simpson— S, (1943). 



INDEX TO MINUTES 
of January 16, 1940, April 16, 1940 



Amendments to Book of Church Order 356 

Assembly's Training School Canvass 350 

Barclay, Rev. Jonas — Evangelistic Powers 332 

Resigned Pittsboro 344 

Resolutions of Appreciation 344 and 364 

Brentwood Church, Petition to Organize, Com. Appointed 331 

Organization, 349; Dr. 0. C. Williamson, Supply 362 

Carswell, Rev. A. D., Received 337 

Called to Buffalo (L) Group, 331; Com. to Install 338 

Report of Installation 348 

Commission on Arrears — Quorum 356 

Commission, Minister and His Work 337 and 362 

Commissioner to General Assembly 361 

Committees, Standing, Appointed 348 

Committees Report — Standing Auditing 356; Bible Sabbath 355 

Christian Edu. and Ministerial Relief 353 

F. M. C. Dev. Program, 345; Foreign Missions 370 

Minutes of Assembly, 339, 353; M. A. F 332 

Nominations, 339, 365; Orders, 329, 342; Pres. Home Miss., 350 

Religious Edu., 358; Sessional Records 357 

Stewardship, 334, 354; Thanks 339, 370 

Woman's Work, 355; Evangelism 370 

Communion Service 334 and 347 

Directory, 372; Miller, Dr. O. L., Letter to 332 

Docket Jan. 16, 1940, 330; April 16, 1940 342 

Edgerton, Rev. L. T., Installed Bethlehem and Cross Roads 332 

Clerk . 342 

Financial Agent Report 363 

Gwynn, Rev. P. H., Letter from 343 

Holt, Mr. McBride, Letter of Appreciation 366 

Jackson, Rev. James L., Foreign Mission Address 371 

Lingle, Dr. W. L., Letter of Appreciation to 338 

Meeting Jan. 6, 1940, 329; April 16, 1940 341 

Myers, Rev. C. F., Opening Sermon 341 

Overture to General Assembly 340, 364 

Rideout, Rev. D. G., Address on Home Missions 350 

Roberts, Rev. J. K., Devotional Service 334 

Roll, Winter and Spring, 1940 328 

Sweets, Rev. H. G., Letter of Appreciation to 332 

Shiloh Church, Historical Sketch 368 

Statistical Report, 361; Treasurer's Report, 366; Trustees 364 

Whitley, Rev. J. C, Received, Called to Spray, Com. to Install, 363 
Whitley, Rev. Roy F., Moderator 342 



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MINUTES 

—OF THE— 

Presbytery of Orange 

— OF— 

SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 
Presbyterian Church, 
Yanceyville, N. C. 
July 16, 1940 

Adjourned Meeting 
High Point, N. C. 
September 3, 1940 

Three Hundred and Forty-second Session 
First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C. 
October 15, 1940 



ROLL OF ORANGE PRESBYTERY 



SUMMER AND FALL 1940 



J. E. ADKINS Rt. 1, Burlington, N. C. 

W. M. BAKER Mebane, N. C. 

JONAS BARCLAY Pittsboro, N. C. 

J. T. BARHAM 1518 Lexington Ave., Greensboro, N. C. 

E. L. BEALL Whitsett, N. C. 

D. J. BLACKWELL Leaksville, N. C. 

J. F. BROWN Box 911, Burlington, N. C. 

A. D. CARSWELL Rt. 1, Sanford, N. C. 

D. S. CHALABIE 501 E. Trade St., Charlotte, N. C. 

E. H. CLARKE Box 63, Reidsville, N. C. 

N. R. CLAYTOR Milton, N. C. 

J. S. COOK Rt. 1, Leaksville, N. C. 

A. P. DICKSON Rt. 2, Greensboro, N. C. 

S. W. DUBOSE Hillsboro, N. C. 

L. T. EDGERTON Rt. 3, Mebane, N. C. 

N. N. FLEMING Rt. 1, Mebane, N. C. 

A. V. GIBSON Sanford, N. C. 

E. E. GILLESPIE, D.D Box 1124, Greensboro, N. C. 

R. C. GILMORE, D.D.__5500 Huntington Parkway, Bethesda, Md. 

M. W. GRAHAM Pittsboro, N. C. 

P. H. GWYNN, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

W. E. HARROP Graham, N. C. 

F. M. HAWLEY, D.D Madison, N. C. 

C. E. HODGIN, D.D 403 Asheboro St., Greensboro, N. C. 

M. S. HUSKE Reidsville, N. C. 

W. P. JONES 825 Pearson St., Greensboro, N. C. 

J. R. McGREGOR, Th.D Burlington, N. C. 

J. W. MANN Cedar Grove, N. C. 

J. M. MILLARD Rt. 4, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. F. MYERS, D.D 1128 Cridland Rd., Greensboro, N. C 

W. A. PATE Jonesboro, N. C. 

J. K. ROBERTS 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 

L. B. SCHENCK, Ph.D Davidson, N. C. 

C. G. SMITH, D.D Asheboro, N. C. 

WADE C. SMITH__Care Sunday School Times, Philadelphia, Pa. 

W. T. THOMPSON, D.D Richmond, Va. 

JOHN C. WHITLEY Leaksville, N. C. 

R, F. WHITLEY Yanceyville, N. C. 

K. L. WHITTINGTON Bessemer Branch, Greensboro, N. C. 

C. L. WICKER Gulf, N. C. 

R. M. WILLIAMS 306 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro, N. C. 



O. C. WILLIAMSON, D.D.__641 Colonial Drive, High Point, N. C. 



SUMMER ADJOURNED MEETING 

Yanceyville, N. C, July 16, 1940 

The Presbytery of Orange met on the above date in 
its Regular Summer Adjourned Meeting in the Yancey- 
ville Presbyterian Church at 10:00 a. m., was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. Roy F. Whitley, and consti- 
tuted with prayer. 

At the request of the Moderator with the approval of 
the Presbytery Licentiate M. W. Graham preached the 
opening sermon from I Corinthians 9:16. 

The roll call showed the following present: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. E. Adkins H. C. Foster Shiloh 

W. F. Shepherd Piedmont 

W. M. Baker 

J. F. Brown J. S. Waynick Burlington 2nd. 

R. L. Walker Stony Creek 

N. R. Claytor C. K. Thompson Red House 

A. P. Dickson Moses Rankin Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose G. M. Kirkland New Hope 

L. T. Edgerton J. P. Pace Cross Roads 

N. N. Fleming D. W. McPherson Hawfields 

W. E. Harrop H. W. Scott Graham 

F. M. Hawley, D.D S. G. Morgan Madison 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

M. S. Huske 

W. P. Jones J. Harvey Dick Westminster 

J. W. Mann Robt. D. Hughes Eno 

J. M. Millard Ben A. Parker Alamance 

Chas. F. Myers, D.D J. A. Kellenberger Greensboro 1st. 

W. A. Pate Jno. A. Dalrymple Jonesboro 

I. L. Shaw St. Andrews 

D. H. Stewart, Ph.D John Foushee Chapel Hill 

John C. Whitley Lyman Cheek Spray 

R. F. Whitley W. F. Henderson Yanceyville 

Robert Lee Neal Bethesda 

C. C. Smith Griers 

K. L. Whittington 

O. C. Williamson, D.D Dr. W. A. Hayes High Point 1st. 

J. T. Hooks Brentwood 

Jas. H. Alexander Goldston 

D. Lacy Alston Pittsboro 

D. P. Clapp Springwood 

R. M. Huffines Bethel 

Stokes S. Rawlins Covenant 

T. L. Smith Leaksville 

T. P. Wilson East Burlington 

22 32 



377 



378 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



Presbytery was welcomed by Dr. S. A. Malloy, Clerk 
of the Yanceyville Session. 

The following report of the Committee on Orders was 
adopted, also the docket which follows : 

Communion at 12:00 o'clock, Recess for lunch 12:30- 
1 :30, History of the Yanceyville Church 3 :00 p. m. 

DOCKET 

OF 

ORANGE PRESBYTERY 
* Summer Adjourned Meeting 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Yanceyville, N. C. 

Tuesday, July 16, 1940, 10:00 A. M. 

1. Devotional Service — Rev. R. F. Whitley, Moderator. 

2. Roll Call — Communications. 

3. Report on Orders — R. F. Whitley. Adoption of Docket. 

4. Candidates to be Received, Licensures, Ordinations. 

5. Report of Trustees — Of Presbytery, Davidson College, Flora 
Macdonald College, Peace College, Glade Valley School, Haw- 
fields Endowment Fund. 

6. Appointment of Committee on Minutes of General Assembly. 

8. Report of Committee on Religious Education — Williamson. 

9. Report of Commissioners to General Assembly — Thompson, Ad- 
kins, Millard, Williamson, R. D. Hughes, D. E. Shaw, Stokes 
Rawlins, and R. L. Walker. 

10. Report of Standing Committees: 

Installations — J. F. Brown, D. J. Blackwell, R. D. Hughes. 
Nominations— W. E. Harrop, J. M. Millard, W. A. Pate, G. W. 

Stanford, A. G. Carter. 
Thanks — J. K. Roberts, A. P. Dickson, and T. L. Smith. 
Minutes of General Assembly. 

11. Installation of Rev. John C. Whitley— R. F. Whitley. 

12. History of Yanceyville Church— R. F. Whitley. 

13. Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

14. Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

15. Evangelism — Hodgin. 

16. Flora Macdonald College Development Program — S. A. White. 

17. Place of Next Meeting. 

18. Read and Approve Minutes. 

19. Adjourn with Prayer and Benediction. 

This Docket for one day — no evening meeting. 

Revs. W. W. Finlator, Baptist Minister of Pittsboro, 
and O. E. Buchholz, of East Hanover Presbytery, were 
introduced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 379 



Mr. G. W. Denny offered his resignation as Trustee 
of Flora Macdonald College, which was accepted and the 
matter of his successor was referred to the Committee 
on Nominations. 

Presbytery heard reports from Trustees of Davidson 
College, Flora Macdonald College, Peace College, and 
Glade Valley High School which were received as infor- 
mation. 

The request of Glade Valley High School for an addi- 
tional Trustee and from the General Assembly's Train- 
ing School for a Special Committee on the Training School 
were referred to the Committee on Nominations. 

Rev. 0. E. Buchholz was heard in an address on the 
Training School. 

Mr. Dan Rhodes spoke on the Glade Valley High 
School work and needs. 

The Moderator appointed the following Committee 
on the Minutes of the General Assembly: Revs. J. M. 
Millard, Chairman; J. E. Adkins, and Elders R. D. 
Hughes and Stokes S. Rawlins. 

The following Commissioners to the General Assem- 
bly reported: Revs. J. E. Adkins, J. M. Millard, 0. C. 
Williamson (in person) ; and W. T. Thompson (by let- 
ter), Elders D. E. Shaw (by letter) and R. D. Hughes, 
Stokes Rawlins, and R. L. Walker (in person). These 
reports were received and the Commissioners commended 
for their diligence. 

The Chairman of the Flora Macdonald College De- 
velopment Program made the following report which 
was adopted : 

REPORT OF THE ORANGE PRESBYTERY SPECIAL 
COMMITTEE ON THE FLORA MACDONALD COLLEGE 
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

At the last meeting of the Presbytery, Dr. 0. C. Williamson 
presented our report and an outline of our proposed plan for se- 
curing financial aid for Flora Macdonald College. This report was 
approved. 

We are now lining up our work and will go ahead in the imme- 
diate future. Each minister will be called upon to cooperate with 
the committee and we urge that full support be given our commit- 
tee in the work. 

It has been found that the type of campaign originally plan- 
ned has proven rather expensive, and that due to circumstances 
and conditions entirely beyond our control, the plans have had to 



380 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



be changed. Reverend L. A. Davis who has been full-time Direc- 
tor of the Development Program will not be with the College af- 
ter August 15th. 

Please do not get the erroneous idea that the campaign has 
been a failure. Far from it! Over and above all expenses there has 
been received in cash and pledges over $60,000.00 as a direct or in- 
direct result of Mr. Davis' work. 

The Development Program has not been discontinued. We 
will carry on under the direction of Dr. Bedinger with the result 
that His work in Christian Education at Flora Macdonald College 
may go forward. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen A. White. 

The Moderator appointed the following to fill vacan- 
cies on Standing Committees for this meeting — on Com- 
mittee on Nominations, G. M. Kirkland and J. A. Kellen- 
berger to take the place of G. W. Sanford and A. G. Car- 
ter (both absent) ; Rev. W. M. Baker and Elder D. L. 
Alston to take place of Rev. J. K. Roberts and Elder T. 
L. Smith (absent), on Committee on Thanks. 

The Moderator and Rev. C. E. Hodgin conducted the 
Communion Service assisted by Elders J. A. Kellenber- 
ger, R. L. Walker, R. D. Hughes, J. S. Waynick, Dr. W. 
A. Hayes, H. W. Scott, D. W. McPherson and C. T. 
Chandler. 

After which Presbytery took recess until 1 :30 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 p. m. with prayer. 

Rev. D. H. Stewart offered his resignation as pas- 
tor of the Chapel Hill Church. 

The Church reported through its representative that 
it reluctantly concurred with the pastor in his request. 

Several of the brethren expressed their appreciation 
of Dr. Stewart and regret at his leaving. 

Presbytery then dissolved the pastoral relation exist- 
ing between Dr. Stewart and the Chapel Hill Church and 
at his request granted him a letter to the Presbytery of 
Ebenezer, U. S. A., both effective Sept. 1, 1940. 

Presbytery stood in silent prayer for Evangelism. 

The history of the Yanceyville Church was read by 
Mrs. A. Y. Kerr, Historian in the Auxiliary of the Yan- 
ceyville Church, and Presbytery instructed the Clerk to 
have it printed in our minutes. The sketch follows: 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



381 



HISTORY OF YANCEYVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

1832 - 1940 
By MR3. A. Y. Kerr 

The historical data relative to the beginning of the Yancey- 
ville Presbyterian Church that I have been successful in securing 
is very short. The minutes of the church were burned about thirty- 
eight years ago when the manse was burned and no other minutes 
were written until 1908. 

I have secured some information from Foote's History of North 
Carolina Churches, from old minutes of the General Assembly, and 
from court-house records. The first reference found to the Yancey- 
ville Church appears in Foote's History and says, "There was a 
church in Caswell of long standing, called Bethany, or Rattlesnake, 
situated on the road from Milton to Yanceyville, near the resi- 
dence of Mr. George Williamson. It was never under the care of 
Mr. McAden. For a long time it was a flourishing church, and for 
a series of years, enjoyed the labors of Reverend Ebenezer Cur- 
rie, now (1846) the oldest minister in Orange Presbytery. This 
church has been divided and the old place abandoned, one part of 
the congregation worshipping in Yanceyville, and the other forming 
the church of Gilead, some five miles Southwest of Milton/' 

I find that John H. Pickard was pastor of this Bethany Church 
in 1819 — and that he, with J. W. Montgomery, Thomas Lunch, and 
N. H. Harding organized the Yanceyville Church. 

Reverend Hill Williamson, whose father was one of the first 
members, told me that the building (present) was erected in 1832, 
though the records show that the church was not deeded to the 
members until several years later. At the time the deed was given 
it shows that there was already a Presbyterian Congregation wor- 
shipping there, and that the church was built sometime before it 
was paid for. It was deeded to the congregation and Elders for the 
sum of $50. The church was bought from Allen Gunn. The Elders 
at the time were James Mebane, Alexander McAlpine and George 
Williamson. 

Following are the pastors who have served the Yanceyville 
Church : 



N. H. Harding 1838-1848 

John S. Grasty 1849-1856 

Jacob Doll 1856-1874 

Henry T. Darnell 1875-1880 

Pleasant H. Dalton 1883-1884 

Walter R. Coppege 1887-1890 

J. M. Greenlee 18P2-1893 

Ned B. Campbell 1895-1897 

S. H. Williamson 1897-1904 

S. C. Smith 1905-1906 

Vacant 1907-1908 

H. L. Cathey 1908-1909 

Vacant 1910 

P. E. 1911 

H. H. Cassady 1912 

Vacant 1913 



382 Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



G. W. Oldham 1914-1920 

G. W. Oldham (in transit) 1921 

E. B. Thompson 1922 

Vacant 1923 

p g 1923 

W. W. McMorries 1925-1931 

Roy F. Whitley 1932 



In 1932 the one hundredth anniversary of the building of the 
church was celebrated with fitting services. The Rev. George W. 
Oldham delivered the morning sermon. Welcome was extended by 
Dr. S. A. Malloy. Mrs. A. Y. Kerr gave the church history and 
Dr. Joseph Dunglinson of the Danville First Church delivered the 
afternoon sermon. 

In 1932 the present pastor, Rev. Roy F. Whitley, came and be- 
gan his services as pastor. Under his guidance the church has pros- 
pered and grown. Within the eight years of his pastorate, between 
fifty and sixty new members have been added to the church. Mr. 
Whitley is ever alert, and nothing escapes his notice. He even 
knows the dates of all the ladies' birthdays. 

The Auxiliary has expanded into three -circles and the young 
people are organized. The church has been remodeled. Two memo- 
rial windows have been donated in the past year. One in memory 
of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Florence and the other for the Williamson 
Family. 

District conferences for the women have been held in the 
church a number of times. In July of this year, Orange Presbytery 
met here for the first time in the memory of any living person. 
The attendance was large. 

The following report of Rev. 0. C. Williamson, D.D., 
retiring Chairman of the Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion and Ministerial Relief, on the Mary I. Smith Fund, 
was adopted. 

MARY I. SMITH FUND 



Balance Sheet— 1939-1940 

Cash received from M. S. Huske $ 319.03 

Additional receipts : 

Miss Lucille Cashion, Dec. 4, 1939 16.00 

Miss Lucille Cashion, Feb. 26, 1940 20.00 

J. W. Witherspoon, April 3, 1940 5.00 

J. W. Witherspoon, June 12, 1940 5.00 



Total cash receipts $ 365.03 

DISBURSEMENTS 

CHECK 

No. 1— Geo. E. White, Jr., Oct. 10, 1939 $ 25.00 

No. 2— Geo. E. White, Jr., Jan. 2, 1940 25.00 

No. 3— Postage 1.00 



Total disbursements 51.00 



Paid by check No. 4 to W. M. Baker. 



$ 314.03 



Minutes of Orange Presbytery 



383 



Notes on hand as follows: 

J. W. Witherspoon $ 50.00 

R. F. Whitley 230.00 

John C. Whitley 300.00 

Lucile Cashion 20.00 

R. D. Russell 30.00 

R. M. Rice 200.00 

Ivan W. Stafford 200.00 

George E. White, Jr 50.00 

Received of O. C. Williamson the above listed notes to 

value of $ 1,080.00 

Check on Wachovia Bank and Trust Co., High Point $ 314.03 

July 16, 1940. 

W. M. Baker. 

Dr. Williamson also announced that several Candi- 
dates had asked to be taken under care of Presbytery and 
Presbytery voted to meet at Synod at the call of the Mode- 
rator in order to receive them. 

Calls from Pittsboro, Goldston, Mt. Vernon Springs, 
and Haywood Churches for the pastoral services of Mr. 
Malcolm W. Graham were read and pending action Pres- 
bytery heard reports from the Commission on The Min- 
ister and His Work. The report of the Commission was 
admitted to record as follows : 



REPORT OF COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met in the 
Graham Presbyterian Church on the afternoon of May 12, 1940, 
with the following present: Revs. C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, N. N. 
Fleming and Elder H. W. Scott. 

After the meeting was opened with Prayer the Chairman 
stated the purpose of the meeting. 

The Commission voted to approve Mr. M. W. Graham, a re- 
cent graduate of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, to the 
Pittsboro group. 

The minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Secretary. 

COMMISSION ON MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

July 16, 1940 

The Commission met on the above date at the Yanceyville 
Presbyterian Church with the following members present: Revs. 
C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, F. M. Hawley and N. N. Fleming, with 
Elder H. W. Scott, and was opened with prayer. 

Calls for Licentiate M. W. Graham from Pittsboro at salary of 



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$425 per annum, Goldston at $125, Mt. Vernon Springs at $200, 
and Haywood at $185 were read and the Commission voted to re- 
commend to Presbytery that they be found in order. 

The Commission approved Rev. E. F. Thompson to the Bethel 
and Springwood churches, but recommends that Springwood raise 
their part of the salary to $700. 

The Commission approved the action of the Home Mission 
Committee in arranging for Dr. Hodgin to supply the East Bur- 
lington Church the remainder of the present Church year. 

The minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 

The Calls from the above named churches for the ser- 
vices of Mr. M. W. Graham were then found in order by 
Presbytery. 

Licentiate Malcolm W. Graham was received by letter 
from the Presbytery of Enoree and examined for ordina- 
tion. 

He was examined on Experimental Religion by Rev. 
N. N. Fleming (at request of the Moderator), on Theo- 
logy by Rev. 0. C. Williamson, on English Bible by Rev. 
J. M. Millard, Church Government and Sacraments by 
Rev. M. S. Huske, all of which were sustained as satis- 
factory, as was the sermon of the morning, and his di- 
plomas from Furman University and Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia were accepted in lieu of the exami- 
nation on Languages, Church history, and Philosophy. 

The Examination was then sustained as a whole. 

Dr. S. A. Malloy was recognized and honored for his 
forty years of service in the Yanceyville Church by being 
presented with a cake. 

Presbytery adopted the report of the Committee on 
Minutes of the General Assembly and voted to approve 
the amending of Paragraph 38 by the addition of the 
following words "and to receive members into the Church 
when Ruling Elders are not available" ; and the amend- 
ing of paragraph 126 by inserting after the words, "and 
a manse," the following words, "and will pay a sum equi- 
valent to 7!/2% of the salary into the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund during the time of your being and continuing in the 
relationship set forth in this call to this Church." 

Presbytery received the report of the Committee on 
Religious Education and adopted the recommendations 
as follows : 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

1— VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL INSTITUTES: 

Six institutes were held at the following places; Bethesda, Ri- 
verview, Hillsboro, Burlington 2nd, Pittsboro and Buffalo, Lee. 
Misses Katherine Carter of Sanford, Virginia Colliver of Reids- 
ville and Amelia Hough of High Point, conducted the institutes 
and presented very practical, and from subsequent reports, very 
helpful plans. 

2— VACATION CHURCH SCHOOLS: 

It is too early to give a complete report on this phase of the 
work, as all reports from the field are not yet in hand. So far they 
are very encouraging. We have had two young women as special 
workers in the Presbytery, Miss Peggy Sloop, four weeks, and 
Miss Emeline Hanna, for ten weeks. A full report of this work will 
be given at the fall meeting. 

3 — CONFERENCES : 

Two very successful Conferences have been held, both at Peace 
College, Raleigh, North Carolina. There were 102 Intermediates 
enrolled with 18 faculty members and counsellors. Mr. Baker gave 
a verbal report of this Conference. The Senior Conference had an 
enrollment of 136 with 30 faculty members and counsellors. 

4— SUPERINTENDENT'S CONFERENCE: 

In April a very successful Superintendent's Conference was 
held in Burlington. There were 15 ministers, 23 superintendents 
and 8 other Sunday School workers present. Mr. J. A. Kellenber- 
ger spoke concerning the superintendent's conference to be held 
at Montreat on July 26-28. 

The Committee will have an all day meeting early in the fall 
when definite plans for activity along all lines will be made. The 
Sub-committee on Young People's work, charged with the planning 
and oversight of the conferences, met in Raleigh last Friday morn- 
ing and elected Mr. A. V. Gibson as Director of the Senior Con- 
ference for another year, and Mr. Roy F. Whitley as Director of 
the Pioneer Conference for one year. These two Directors were 
instructed to attend the Conference of Directors at Montreat this 
month. 

We offer the following recommendations : 

1 — That the Sub-Committee on Young People's work plan both 
Pioneer and Senior Conferences; that in doing this care be taken 
to see that the membership of the Presbytery and available outside 
help is divided between the conferences for the best interest of both, 
&o that if possible we may avoid asking any worker to serve in 
more than one conference. 

2 — That the Chief Counselors for girls for both conferences 
be by appointment of the Sub-Committee on Young People's Work 
in charge of the conferences, and not ex-Officio the duty of the Se- 
cretary of Religious Education in the Presbyterial. 

3 — That the same rule apply to the place of Adult Advisor for 
Presbytery's League. 

Respectfully submitted: 0. C. Williamson. 



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Presbytery accepted the invitation to hold the Fall 
Meeting in the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro. 

Revs. D. J. Blackwell, A. D. Carswell, and W. T. 
Thompson were excused for non attendance at this meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

Presbytery adopted the following resolution offered 
by Rev. W. P. Jones: 

That Presbytery at its next regular meeting set aside the hour 
immediately preceding the lunch recess period for the purpose of 
Bible Study, prayer and fellowship, and observing the Lord's Sup- 
per. 

Furthermore, that the Moderator appoint a Committee of two 
to work out a program along these lines for that hour. 

The Moderator appointed Revs. C. E. Hodgin and W. 
P. Jones to this Committee. 

Calls from the Pittsboro, Goldston, Mt. Vernon 
Springs and Haywood Churches for the pastoral services 
of Mr. Malcolm W. Graham, having previously been found 
in order, were placed in his hands and he signified his 
acceptance of the same. 

Mr. Graham having answered in the affirmative the 
constitutional questions, Presbytery proceeded to ordain 
Rev. Malcolm W. Graham to the Gospel Ministry by the 
laying on of the hands of the Presbytery and he was or- 
dered enrolled after signing the obligation. 

Rev. Malcolm W. Graham was granted evangelistic 
powers in the Mt. Vernon Springs Church until a session 
can be elected. 

The Home Missions Committee made verbal report 
which was received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Nominations: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS 

Trustee of Flora Macdonald College (Class 1943)^Rev. 0. C. 
Williamson in place of G. W. Denny (resigned). 

D. E. Purcell additional Trustee of Glade Valley High School 
making a total of six. 

Committee on General Assembly's Training School Fund, W. 
E. Harrop, Chairman, J. K. Roberts, S. W. DuBose, Robert White, 
J. G. Edwards, D. H. Hall, Jr., President of Presbyterial, Secretary 
of Religious Education in Presbyterial, President of Young People 
of Presbytery, as advisory members. 

W. E. Harrop, Chairman. 



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Rev. C. G. Smith was re-elected Treasurer for three 
years beginning with April 1940. 

The report of the Commission to install Rev. John C. 
Whitley pastor of the Spray Church was received and ad- 
mitted to record : 

INSTALLATION OF REV. JOHN C. WHITLEY 

Rev. John C. Whitley was installed pastor of the Spray Pres- 
byterian Church on Sunday morning, April 25, 1940, at 11 o'clock. 

The service was presided over and the sermon preached by 
Rev. Roy F. Whitley of Yanceyville. Rev. J. S. Cook charged the 
pastor and Elder W. J. Baughn of the Spray Church charged the 
congregation. 

The Commission was opened and closed with prayer and the 
minutes were approved. 

Roy F. Whitley, Chairman. 

The Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax had 
no report. 

The Committee on Evangelism made report which was 
received and the following recommendations were adopt- 
ed: 

1. That the Evangelistic Crusade be continued throughout 
the year 1940-41. 

2. That the last hour before lunch period at the Fall Meeting 
of Presbytery be set apart as the time for the consideration of 
this subject. 

3. That we co-operate with the National Christian Mission in 
the effort to secure universal church attendance from October to 
December, 1940, and to secure the universal observance of the Com- 
munion on October 6, 1940. 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the report of Committee on In- 
stallations and appointed following Commission to install 
Rev. Malcolm W. Graham at Haywood 11 :00 a. m., and 
Pittsboro 8:00 p. m„ July 28, 1940: 

Rev. J. R. McGregor to preach the sermon and preside- 
Rev. A. V. Gibson to charge the congregation. 
Rev. W. A. Pate to charge the pastor. 

Elders Jas. H. Alexander and D. Lacy Alston. Quorum two 
members of the Commission. 

At Gcldston 11 :00 a. m., and Mt. Vernon Springs 8 :00 
p. m., August 4, 1940. 

Rev. C. E. Hodgin to preach and preside. 
Rev. J. M. Millard to charge the congregation. 
Rev. W. E. Harrop to charge the pastor. 



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Elders Jas. H. Alexander, and D. Lacy Alston, Quorum two 
members of the Commission. 

J. F. Brown, Chairman. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Resolution of Thanks by a rising vote : 

COMMITTTEE ON RESOLUTION OF THANKS 

Resolved, That Orange Presbytery express its sincere thanks 
by a rising vote, to the Yanceyville Presbyterian Church for its 
generous hospitality in giving us its beautiful convenient Church 
for our meeting. 

The good women for their bountiful dinner and the whole con- 
gregation for its fine fellowship. 

W. M. Baker, 

D. L. Alston, Committee. 

Presbytery ordered that the Stated Clerk and Trea- 
surer be instructed as a Committee to index and bind the 
minutes. 

The minutes were read and approved and Presbytery 
adjourned to meet at Synod at the call of the Moderator, 
the next Stated Meeting in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro on Tuesday, October 15, 1940, at 10:00 a. m. 

The meeting adjourned with prayer. 

Roy F. Whitley, Moderator, 
J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 
Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

High Point, N. C, September 3, 1940 

Pursuant to adjournment, Presbytery met at the call 
of the Moderator during Synod on the above date and 
was opened with prayer. 

Present : Revs. J. S. Cook, J. M. Millard, W. M. Baker 
J. F. Brown, W. T. Thompson, J. R. McGregor, M. S. 
Huske, W. A. Pate, D. J. Blackwell, N. R. Claytor, R. M. 
Williams, J. E. Adkins, J. C. Whitley, C. G. Smith, J. T. 
Barham, K. L. Whittington, L. T. Edgerton, C. E. Hod- 
gin, A. V. Gibson, S. W. DuBose, J. W. Mann, W. P. Jones 
and N. N. Fleming. 

Elders: W. L. Sharpe, Alamance; W. F. Sheppard, 
Piedmont; J. Ed. Garrison, Stony Creek; D. E. Purcell, 
Reidsville ; J. J. Fenton, Jr., Hawfields ; J. N. Benton, Co- 



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venant; F. F. Morrison, Bessemer; J. M. Neely, Ashe- 
bcro; R. H. Goodman, Westminster; C. E. Kerchner, Buf- 
falo (G) ; and D. H. Hall, Jr., High Point First. 

Robert Lee Turner and Don C. Austin, candidates for 
the Gospel Ministry, and Jake Thompson Bradshaw, Can- 
didate for Medical Mission Service, were presented to the 
Presbytery with the recommendation of the Committee 
on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief through 
the Chairman of the Committee, Rev. W. M. Baker. 

In the case of Mr. Turner the two month rule of Pres- 
bytery was suspended and Dr. Sweets was asked to waive 
his like rule., the other provisions of examination having 
been observed. 

The Moderator examined the candidates upon Experi- 
mental Religion and Motives for seeking the Gospel Min- 
istry and Mission Service. 

This examination having been sustained as satisfac- 
tory, and the required questions being answered affirma- 
tively, they were ordered enrolled. 

Presbytery approved the minutes and adjourned with 
prayer to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, Greens- 
boro, on Tuesday, October 15, 1940, at 10:00 a. m. 

Roy F. Whitley, Moderator, 
N. N. Fleming, Clerk. 
Attest: N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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REGULAR FALL MEETING 

Greensboro, N. C, October 15, 1940 

The Presbytery of Orange met in its 342nd Stated 
Session on the above date in the First Presbyterian 
Church, Greensboro, N. C., at 10:00 a. m., was constitu- 
ted with prayer by the Moderator, Rev. Roy F. Whitley, 
who preached the opening sermon using the text Acts 1 :8. 

The roll call showed the following in attendance: 

MINISTERS ELDERS CHURCHES 

J. E. Adkins C. C. Brown Piedmont 

W. M. Baker Stephen A. White Mebane 

J. T. Baiham 

D. J. Blackwell 

J. F. Brown J. F. Barker Stony Creek 

A. D. Carswell O. U. Alexander Euphronia 

E. H. Clarke 

N. R. Claytor Osmond Smith, Jr Red House 

J. S. Cook 

A. P. Dickson W. P. Knight Buffalo (G) 

S. W. DuBose R. H. Claytor Hillsboro 

L. T. Edgerton James H. Tate Cross Roads 

N. N. Fleming David McPherson Hawfields 

A. V. Gibson S. H. Campbell Sanford 

M. W. Graham D. L. Alston Pittsboro 

W. E. Harrop Allen D. Tate Graham 

J. Blair Long Bethany 

F. M. Hawley, D.D 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D 

W. P. Jones Roy P. Barber Westminster 

J. W. Mann T. C. Ellis Cedar Grove 

J. R. McGregor, Th.D 

J. M. Millard D. Max Coble Alamance 

Chas. F. Myers, D.D E. M. Sellars Greensboro 1st. 

W. A. Pate 

J. K. Roberts 

C. G. Smith, D.D C. M. Fox Asheboro 

R. F. Whitley C. T. Chandler Yanceyville 

D. W. Wright Bethesda 

K. L. W 7 hittington L. W. Smith Bessemer 

R. Murphy Williams Thos. R. Foust Covenant 

O. C. Williamson, D.D H. L. Brown High Point 1st. 

J. D. Clapp Bethel 

D. P. Clapp Springwood 

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Rev. W. A. Pate was elected Moderator and Rev. S. 
W. DuBose was elected Temporary Clerk, both by accla- 
mation. 



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The following report of the Committee on Orders was 
adopted : Morning session 10 :00 a. m.-l :00 p. m., After- 
noon 2.15 p. m. to adjourn at will. 

Rev. C. F. Myers, Pastor of the host church, welcomed 
the Presbytery. 

The following docket was adopted to be finished with- 
out a night session, with the following special orders : 
Special Addresses on Evangelism at 12 M., recess 12:35 
to 12 :40, followed by the Communion Service to be con- 
ducted by the Moderator and Rev. A. V. Gibson, assisted 
by Elders to be chosen. 

DOCKET 
OF 

342nd Stated Session of Orange Presbytery 
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 
Tuesday, October 15, 1940, 10:00 A. M. 

1. Presbytery constituted with Prayer and Sermon by the Mode- 
rator, Rev. Roy F. Whitley. 

2. Roll Call. 

3. Election of Moderator and Temporary Clerk. 

4. Report of Committee on Orders — Myers. Adoption of Docket. 

5. Reading of Communications. 

6. Reading of Minutes of Intervening Meeting. 

7. Special Fellowship, Bible Study and Evangelism Hour — Led by 
Dr. Hodgin. Followed by Communion Service — Led by Mode- 
rator and Pastor of Host Church, 

8. Appointments of Standing Committees: 

1. Installations (three members). 

2. Nominations (five members). 

3. Auditing (three members). 

4. Thanks (three members). 

9. Report of Committee on Flora Macdonald Development Pro- 
gram — S. A. White. 

10. Reception of Candidates, Licensures, and Ordinations — Report 
through Committee on Christian Education — Baker. 

11. Calls or Dismissions. 

12. Report of Commission on Minister and His Work — Hodgin. 

13. Statistical Report to Synod — Fleming. 

14. Report of Commissions to Install Rev. M. W. Graham in Pitts- 
boro, Goldston, Haywood and Mt. Vernon Springs Churches. 

15. Report of Executive Committees: 

1. Presbytery's Home Missions — Huske and Hodgin. 

2. Synod's and Assembly's Home Missions — Pate. 

3. Chr. Ed. and Min. Relief, and Mary I. Smith Fund— Baker. 

4. Educational Institutions — Blackwell. 

5. Orphans — W. P. Jones. 

6. Religious Education — Williamson. 



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16. Report of Treasurers. 

17. Report of Standing Committees. 

18. Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax — Fleming. 

19. Unfinished Business. 

20. Place of Next Meeting. 

21. Read and Approve Minutes and Adjourn. 
Standing Orders: 

2:00 P. M.— Reception of Candidates. 

2:30 P. M. — Popular Meeting on Home Missions. 

3:00 P. M. — Popular Meeting on Educational Institutions. 

The following ministers were excused from this 
meeting of Presbytery: Revs. C. L. Wicker, M. S. Huske, 
and W. T. Thompson, D.D. 

A communication from Elder Tom Glasgow was re- 
ceived as information. 

At the request of the Stated Clerk the Presbytery 
voted to request the Historical Foundation at Montreat to 
release Volume No. VI of the bound minutes of Orange 
Presbytery in order that the binding might be matched 
in volumes to be bound now. 

Rev. E. L. Beall of Roanoke Presbytery and Rev. H. 
G. Bedinger, D.D., of Fayetteville Presbytery were intro- 
duced to Presbytery and invited to sit as visiting bre- 
thren. Dr. Bedinger was given the privileges of the floor. 

Mr. Stephen White made report on the Flora Mac- 
donald College Development Program. 

In connection with the report, Dr. Bedinger, President 
of the College, and Elder J. Harvey White, for over thirty 
years one of the Trustees of the College from Orange 
Presbytery, were heard. 

Presbytery expressed by a rising vote its appreciation 
to Mr. White for his long and valued service on the Board 
of Trustees, and to Dr. Bedinger for his service as Presi- 
dent and his address on the College. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FLORA MACDONALD 
COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM 

From one Presbytery to another someone has appeared before 
you and spoken of the Flora Macdonald campaign and how we 
were just about ready to begin our work. Presbytery has been pa- 
tient with u-, however. I know that you want to see some results 
and we are fully aware of the fact that results must be obtained. 
The word "must" is used here advisedly for we know full well that 
Presbytery has been kept open for our cause for quite a while and 



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we could not reasonably expect to be given the right of way for a 
much longer period of time; also the exigencies of the situation are 
such that we must go ahead. 

We are ready to go ahead immediately. On Tuesday, October 
22, at 7:30 at the Alamance Hotel at Burlington, we have called 
a meeting of all the members of the Orange Presbytery Committee 
of which there are about 30. Each of these committeemen is to 
serve as a key man in our plans for raising funds here in the 
Presbytery. At this meeting we will have Mr. Edwin Morgan of 
Laural Hill and Mr. Ozmer Henry of Lumberton to speak to us 
about the corporation which has been formed, the Association for 
the Liquidation of the Debt of Flora Macdonald College, Inc. A 
group of friends of Flora Macdonald, including several members 
of other denominations, banded together and formed a corporation 
to do this work. Mr. Morgan is president of this corporation, and 
Mr. Henry is secretary. 

To date this corporation has sold approximately 110 shares 
of stock at $300 per share. The plan is somewhat similar to that 
used by Building and Loan Associations. Of course, the subscriber 
has the privilege of paying up his share immediately or he may 
pay it at the rate of $5.00 per month for 60 consecutive months. 
The unpaid balances are covered by life insurance on the subscri- 
ber. The subscription is not binding unless a minimum of 250 
shares are subscribed. 

At a recent meeting of the executive committee of the Orange 
Presbytery Committee it was voted unanimously to put our shoul- 
ders to the wheel and do our part to complete the already half- 
finished job. There are several hundred dollars already paid in by 
subscribers and lying idle in the bank which cannot be used until 
the other shares are subscribed. It is up> to us. 

The plan in brief is to use the already existing members of 
the Presbytery Committee as much as is possible. It would be the 
work of each key man to compile a list of potential stock subscri- 
bers together with the assistance of his pastor. We will endeavor 
to have a meeting of the key individuals together with others in 
different communities for the surrounding neighborhood. For the 
sake of convenience, we have divided the Presbytery into four 
groups of two counties each for we feel that closer cooperation can 
be obtained from a small group than from a large one. 

The propects will receive several pieces of direct mail relative 
to the college, its work, and its needs. The pastor of the local 
church will be called upon to present an appeal from the pulpit 
for support of Christain education in general and Flora Macdonald 
in particular. 

The following week the key man or men, backed by his coope- 
rating pastor, will make personal visits on the prospects for sub- 
scriptions. 

The following Sunday the pastor will be requested to make the 
strongest possible appeal to the congregation and he will be re- 
quested to give the congregation at large an opportunity to make 
donations to the college. It is, of course, contemplated that we se- 
cure the full cooperation of the local session in this matter. 

We do not have a paid worker and all the efforts which will 
be made will be entirely voluntary. 



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Minister, we urge — in fact, we implore you to give the strong- 
est possible cooperation in appeals from your pulpit within a few 
weeks when you will be called upon to do so. 

Laymen, we urge you, too, to do your utmost in this campaign 
for the advancement of Christian education. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stephen A. White, Chairman. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of the Cross Roads 
Church to meet there in the Spring Session, and the in- 
vitation of the New Hope Church to meet there in July. 

The Committee on Evangelism submitted its report 
and pending the adoption of the report Rev. J. R. McGre- 
gor made an inspiring address on Evangelism. 

Presbytery voted its thanks to Dr. McGregor for his 
splendid address. 

Rev. N. N. Fleming spoke briefly on the survey me- 
thod in evangelism and the report of the Committee was 
received and the recommendations adopted as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON EVANGELISM 

The additions to the membership of the Church last year on 
profession of faith were the largest in the history of the Church, 
25,520 as compared with the year before, a gain of 20% over the 
21,268 of the previous year were added during the year, while the 
number added by certificate was 26,729 or a total of 52,249 addi- 
tions last year, a net gain of 20,813 in the total membership, com- 
pared with a net gain in 1939 of 13,540. 

Yet there are still more than one thousand Churches in our 
Assembly that did not have a single accession last year on pro- 
fession of faith. 

In the Synod of North Carolina there were 4,293 added on 
profession of faith as compared with 3,675 last year, a gain of 618 
over 1939, while there were added by certificate 3,853 as compared 
with 3,393 in 1939 a gain of 460. The total gain in the number 
added in the Synod last year as compared with 1939 was 1,078. 

In Orange Presbytery 701 were added by profession last year 
and 483 by certificate, a total for the year of 1,310, a net gain of 
96 over 1939. 

The spiritual birth rate in this Presbytery, 5.55%, is a little 
higher than the Assembly's rate of 4.98% , and the Synod's 5.06%. 
Yet we still have in the Presbytery 16 churches which reported 
no accessions by profession last year. Let us .hope that every 
church in the Presbytery will endeavor during the year to improve 
on the record of last year. 

Your Committee desires to express its appreciation of the 
hearty cooperation of Pastors, Churches, Sunday Schools, and 
Auxiliaries during the past year, and we solicit your continued 



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interest and cooperation and prayers during the second year of 
the crusade. 

We recommend — 

1. That we express our gratification at the action of the As- 
sembly in continuing the Evangelistic Crusade for another year. 

2. That every pastor and elder study carefully the Report V 
of the Assembly's Permanent Committee on Evangelism, which is 
now in the hands of all our pastors. 

3. That we endeavor and recommend to all our churches the 
Program of Evangelism for 1940-41 as outlined in this Report II, 
and pledge ourselves to follow this program as fully as possible. 

4. That we give special emphasis to Church Attendance, Bible 
Study, Prayer, and Personal Evangelism. The Assembly's Com- 
mittee declares that "getting individual church members to do 
personal work is the primary objective for the present year." 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. E. Hodgin, Chairman. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

1. Auditing— Tom Ellis, R. H. Claytor, and C. T. Chandler. 

2. Installations — Malcolm Graham, F. M. Hawley, and Osmond 
Smith. 

3. Nominations — K. L. Whittington, J. E. Adkins, S. W. Du- 
Bose, E. M. Sellers, and Allen Tate. 

4. Thanks— R. F. Whitley, S. H. Campbell, and H. L. Brown. 

The Communion Service was conducted by the Mode- 
rator, Rev. W. A. Pate, and Rev. A. V. Gibson, assisted 
by the following Elders : D. W. Wright, Allen Tate, Ste- 
phen White, T. C. Ellis, James H. Tate, J. D. Clapp, and 
Thomas R. Foust. This concluded the morning session 
and Presbytery took recess until 2:15 p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvened at 2:15 with the singing of a 
hymn, "The Church's One Foundation." 

The Committee on Christian Education reported that 
there were no candidates to be received or licensed and 
no licentiates to be ordained. 

Presbytery's Home Missions Committee made report 
which was received as information. 

In connection with this report Revs. Roy Whitley and 
J. E. Adkins, workers in Home Missions fields, were 
heard. 



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Presbytery adopted the following report of the Trea- 
surer of this Committee : 

Report of C. E. Hodgin, Treasurer of 
HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE 
From April 1, to October 1, 1940 

Balance from last year $ 8.75 

Receipts to October 1 2,119.88 $ 2,128.63 



DISBURSEMENTS 

Paid on Salaries of Pastors $ 1,810.34 

Paid M. A. F. Dues 256.87 

Paid Expense Account 10.76 $ 2,077.97 

Balance on hand $ 50.66 

Amount due and unpaid October 1: 

Balance on Pastors' Salaries $ 274.66 

Balance due Superintendent 667.35 

Total due $ 942.01. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Synod's and As- 
sembly's Home Missions made verbal report which was 
received as information. 

Presbytery adopted the following report of the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief, 
and Mary I. Smith Fund. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND MINISTERIAL RELIEF 

We now have seven candidates for the Ministry and one can- 
didate for Medical Mission Service. Early in the fall I wrote to 
each one for a report on the summer's work and year's plans. Two 
did not answer my letter. 

Here is a list of the candidates and the institutions they are 
attending this year: 

W. B. Gaw, second year Louisville Seminary, Louisville, Ky. 

B. P. Rakestraw, at home, Reidsville, N. C. 

Roger M. Rice, first year Union Seminary, Richmond, Va. 

Ivan Stafford (was working at Crossnore's School when last 
reported) . 

George White, second year Guilford College, N. C. 
Jake T. Bradshaw, fourth year Maryville College, Tenn. 
Robert L. Turner, first year Davidson College, N. C. 
Don Austin. 

We recommend that the application of R. M. Rice and Jake 
Bradshaw for a loan of $60 each from our Christian Education 
Committee be approved. 



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MARY I. SMITH FUND 

Your Committee received from the former Chairman and 
Treasurer the sums of $1080 in notes and $314.03 in cash. We 
have made the following loans: 

Robert L. Turner $100.00 

George White 50.00 

$150.00 

Balance in Bank, $164.03. 
Nothing has been collected on outstanding notes since July. 

Dr. H. H. Sweets report-, that there are five ministers in our 
Presbytery eligible to enter the Minister's Annuity Fund who had 
not done so on August 1, 1940. We urge that these brethren and 
their churches do so as soon as at all possible. 

We would call the attention of the Presbytery to the following 
action of the 1940 Assembly : 

1. That this Assembly, as it faces the imperative needs of 
our Colleges and Seminaries, designates its meetings in 1941 as 
the Christian Education Assembly. 

2. That the Assembly set apart the church years 1941-42 and 
1942-43 as a period in which Christian Education, by joint cam- 
paign of publicity, should be laid upon the hearts and consciences 
of the church; the first part of this period to be devoted to pub- 
licity and the second part to active effort to build up adequate 
financial resources for our institutions. It is understood that this 
recommendation does not affect or interfere with regular financial 
programs of the various institutions. 

3. The basis for calculation for payment of pensions under 
the M. A. Fund be changed to 1-80 for each year of service in- 
stead of 1-70 as originally adopted. 

This is advisable, due to the declining interest rates on safe 
investments and to place the Fund on the soundest possible basis 
of calculation. 

This will in no wise interfere with the minimum pension of 
$600 per annum for 35 years of service. 

We recommend the payment of lVz% for our Stated Clerk, 
Treasurer, and Permanent Clerk — N. N. Fleming, $200; C. G. 
Smith, $150; J. W. Mann, $25. 

W. M. Baker. 

Presbytery authorized the Chairman to write to the 
two candidates who failed to reply to his letter. 

The following Special Committee was appointed to 
survey the whole matter of arrears in the salaries of our 
Home Missions workers and those indebted to the Mary I. 
Smith Fund: Chas. I. Boyd, C. E. Hodgin, and J. Harvey 
White. 



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Rev. D. J. Blackwell, Chairman of the Committee on 
Educational Institutions, made verbal report which was 
received as information. 

The report of the Committee on Barium Springs Or- 
phanage was received and the recommendations adopted 
as follows: 

1. That the Clerk of Presbytery be instructed to write letters 
to Mr. Johnston and Mr. Milton, thanking and commending: them 
for the splendid and efficient way in which they have conducted 
the affairs of the Orphanage during the past year, and pledging 
them our continued sympathy and loyalty. 

2. That each church, if they have not done so, appoint a local 
chairman to work with Mr. Holt in conducting the Thanksgiving 
Offering in the local church. 

3. That the request of Barium Orphanage that Orange Pres- 
bytery consider raising its percentage, at least back to the original 
7.5%, be submitted to the Stewardship Committee for action be- 
fore the January meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. P. Jones. 

The Stewardship Committee was authorized to accept 
a 10% increase over last year's apportionment to Pres- 
bytery for Benevolences. 

Rev. E. L. Beall was received, pending receipt of his 
certificate of dismission from the Presbytery of Roanoke 
(since received by Clerk), and his examination. 

He was examined on Experimental Religion by the 
Moderator, on Theology by Rev. 0. C. Williamson, on 
Church Government by Rev. C. G. Smith, all of which 
were sustained severally and as a whole, and he was en- 
rolled after signing the obligation. 

Calls from the Bethel Church for one-half his time at 
$700 per annum, and from Springwood Church for one- 
half his time at $600 per annum and manse, having been 
approved by the Commission on The Minister and His 
Work and recommended to Presbytery, were found in 
order, placed in the hands of Rev. E. L. Beall, and he sig- 
nified his acceptance of the same. 

Presbytery stood and was led in prayer by Dr. Hod- 
gin, for Mr. Beall and his work. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work was received as information. 

Presbytery's report to Synod as made by the Stated 



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Clerk was read and ordered printed in the Minutes, and 
follows : 

Ministers 41. Licentiates 0. Candidates 5. Communicants 
14,087. Churches 67. Value of Churches $2,286,500. Manses 29, 
valued at $128,500. Number received on profession of faith 701. 
Number of Churches receiving none on profession 18. 

Ministers received: Rev. A. D. Carswell, Jan. 16, 1940, from 
Fayetteville; John C. Whitley, April 16, 1940, from Albemarle. 

Ministers dismissed: Rev. F. H. Morris, Jan. 1, 1940, to 
Roanoke; Rev. D. H. Stewart, Sept. 1, 1940, to Ebenezer, U. S. A. 

Churches organized: Brentwood, High Point, March 10, 1940. 

Pastoral relations established: Rev. L. T. Edgerton and Cross 
Roads and Bethlehem Churches, Nov. 26, 1939: Rev. A. D. Cars- 
well and Buffalo (L) and Euphronia, Feb. 4, 1940, and Pocket and 
White Hill, Feb. 11, 1940; Rev. John C. Whitley and Spray, April 
28, 1940; Rev. M. W. Graham and Haywood and Pittsboro, July 
28, 1940, Goldston and Mt. Vernon Springs, August 4, 1940. 

Pastoral relations dissolved: Rev. F. H. Morris and Spray, 
Jan. 1, 1940; Rev. L, T. Edgerton and Bethel, East Burlington 
and Springwood, Nov. 15, 1939; Rev. Jonas Barclay and Goldston, 
Mt. Vernon Springs and Pittsboro, July 1, 1940; Rev. D. H. Stew- 
art and Chapel Hill, Sept. 1, 1940. 

Candidates received: George C. White, Jr., Oct. 10, 1939. 
Licentiates received: M. W. Graham, July 16, 1940, from 
Encree. 

Ordinations: M. W. Graham, July 16, 1940. 

Presbytery received the following report: 

- The Committee on Religious Education submits the following 
report: 

VACATION CHURCH SCHOOLS 

During the past summer we had 37 Vacation Bible Schools 
held in the Presbytery, with a total enrollment of 3,048 pupils, 
and 449 adult workers. The enrollment was divided as follows: 
Beginners 710; Primary 807; Juniors 898; and Intermediates 633. 
Total cost about $290.00. 

Miss Emeline Hannah conducted four two-week schools, and 
one one-week school. Miss Peggy Sloop conducted two schools of 
two weeks each. 

Four Vacation Church School Institutes held by three of the 
workers in local churches helped greatly in this program. 

DISTRICT RALLIES 

During the last month four district rallies have been held in 
the Presbytery with a splendid attendance in each district. 

An all-day meeting of the Committee is planned for early next 
month, and the sub-committee on Young People's work is planning 
a meeting to arrange for the summer conferences. 

O. C. Williamson, Chairman. 



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The Commission to Install Rev. M. W. Graham made 
the following report, which was admitted to record: 

INSTALLATION AT GOLDSTON AND MT. VERNON 
SPRINGS 

The Commission was called to order in the Goldston Church, 
August 4, 1940, at 11:00 A. M., by the presiding officer, Dr. C. E. 
Hodgin, who offered prayer. Rev. J. M. Millard was appointed 
Clerk. 

Dr. Hodgin presided, preached the sermon, and propounded the 
questions. Rev. J. M. Millard charged the pastor. Mr. Lacy 
Alston charged the people. Mr. J. H. Alexander was present. 

The Commission adjourned and met the same day at 8:00 
P. M., in the Mt. Vernon Springs Church, where Rev. J. M. Mil- 
lard preached, Dr. Hodgin propounded the questions and charged 
the pastor, Mr. J. H. Alexander charged the people. Mr. Lacy 
Alston was also present. 

The minutes were approved and the Commission adjourned 
with prayer. 

J. M. Millard. 

INSTALLATION AT HAYWOOD AND PITTSBORO 
CHURCHES 

The Commission appointed by Orange Presbytery to install 
Rev. Malcolm Graham pastor of the Haywood and Pittsboro 
churches, met in the Haywood church July 28, at 11:00 A. M., 
and was constituted with prayer. Present: Rev. W. A. Pate, 
Chairman; Elders: D. L. Alston and J. H. Alexander. The Com- 
mission proceeded to install Mr. Graham pastor of the Haywood 
church according to the Book of Church Order. Rev. W. A. Pate 
presided, propounded the constitutional questions, preached and 
charged the pastor. Elder Alston charged the congregation. The 
Commission recessed to meet in the Pittsboro church that evening 
at 8:00 o'clock. 

The Commission met in the Pittsboro church Sunday evening, 
July 28, at 8:00 o'clock and proceeded to install Rev. Malcolm 
Graham pastor of that church according to the Book of Church 
Order. Rev. W. A. Pate presided and propounded constitutional 
questions, and Rev. A. V. Gibson preached and charged the pas- 
tor. Elder J. H. Alexander charged the congregation. The Com- 
mission read and approved the minutes and was dismissed with 
prayer. 

Signed: W. A. Pate. 

Presbytery, during the lunch hour, tendered its thanks 
to the host Church and placed on record the report of 
its Committee on Resolution of Thanks as follows : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THANKS 

We wish to express the gratitude of our hearts to Dr. Chas. 
F. Myers, our host; to Rev. J. K. Roberts, his assistant, to Miss 
Nell Davis, the pianist; and to Elders Sellars and Phoenix, for 



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the gracious way they have entertained us at this meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

We wish further to especially thank the women of this church 
for the bountiful meal that they have so graciously served us. 

Roy Whitley, 
H. L. Brown, 
S. H. Campbell, 

Committee. 

The Committee on Installations made the following 
report, which was adopted : 

That the following Commission be appointed to install Rev. 
E. L. Beall on Nov. 10, 1940, at Bethel, at 11:00 A. M., and at 
Springwood at 2:30 P. M. 

Rev. S. W. DuBose to preside and propound the questions, 
Rev. C. E. Hodgin to charge the pastor, Rev. J. E. Adkins to 
charge the congregation, Rev. J. K. Roberts to preach the sermon; 
Elders Paul G. Boone of the Bethel Church, John J. Phoenix of 
Greensboro First and H. C. Foster of Shiloh Church to be mem- 
bers of the Commission — a quorum to consist of two ministers 
and one elder. 

M. W. Graham, Chairman. 

The Committee on Nominations made the following 
report which was adopted: 

Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., to succeed himself as Financial 
Agent, Rev. J. R. McGregor on the Committee on Languages, and 
Rev. J. W. Mann on the Historical Committee, both in the place 
of Rev. D. H. Stewart, removed from the Presbytery. 

K. L. Whittington, Chairman. 

The Commission on Arrears in Presbyterial Tax made 
verbal report which was received as information. 

Presbytery accepted by a rising vote the invitation 
to hold the Winter Meeting also in the First Presbyte- 
rian Church, Greensboro, N. C. 

The Minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery 
adjourned with prayer and the benediction by Rev. N. N. 
Fleming, to meet in the First Presbyterian Church, 
Greensboro, N. C, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1941, at 10:00 
a. m. 

W. A. Pate, Moderator, 

J. W. Mann, Permanent Clerk. 



Attest : N. N. Fleming, Stated Clerk. 



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DIRECTORY— SUMMER AND FALL 1940 

I OFFICERS 

Moderator — W. A. Pate, Yanceyville, N. C. 

(Term Three Years) 

Stated Clerk— Rev. N. N. Fleming, Mebane, N. C, Route 1 
(Spring 1942). 

Permanent Clerk — Rev. J. W. Mann, Cedar Grove, N. C. 
(1942). 

Secretary of Stewardship — Rev. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Greens- 
boro, N. C. (1942). 

Treasurer— Rev. C. G. Smith, D.D., Asheboro, N. C (1943). 

Financial Agent — Rev. E. E. Gillespie, D.D., Greensboro, 
N. C. (1943). 

II — TRUSTEES 

(Report at Summer Adjourned Meeting) 

1. Of Presbytery (term indefinite, 5 members) — Rev. E. E. 
Gillespie, D.D., Mr. R. R. King, Mr. W. Lacy Sharpe, Rev. C. E. 
Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. E. A. Ranson. 

2. Of Davidson College (term 4 years, 4 members) — Rev. 

C. E. Hodgin, D.D., (1941), Mr. T. D. DuPuy (1942), Rev. M. S. 
Huske (1943), Mr. Lunsford Richardson (1944). 

3. Of Flora MacDonald College (term 3 years, 12 members) — 
Revs. A. V. Gibson, and D. J. Blackwell, Mr. J. Harvey White and 
Mr. E. A. Ranson (1941), Rev. J. M. Millard, Mr. Paul Morrow, 
Mr. D. W. Wright and Dr. Lynn Mclver (1492), Revs. C. F. Myers 

D. D., and N. N. Fleming, Mr. Stephen A. White and Rev. O. C. 
Williamson, D.D. (1943). 

4. Of Peace Junior College (term 6 years. 2 members) — Rev. 
W. M. Baker (1941), Dr. F. L. Knight (1944). 

5. Of Glade Valley High School (term 2 years, 6 members) — 
Mr. Jas. N. Benton, Mr. C. C. McLean. Mr. Paul Ingle (1941), 
Mr. D. E. Purcell, Mr. G. W. Stanford, and Mr. J. A. Kellenberger 
(1942). 

6. Of Hawfields Anniversary and Permanent Endowment 
Fund (term 1 year, 1 member) — Mr. McBride Holt (1941). 

Ill — EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

(Term Three Years, Not More Than Two Full Terms Successively) 

Presbytery's Home Missions (5 ministers and 4 elders, re- 
port each stated meeting) — Revs. M. S. Huske — S, C. G. Smith, D. 
D., Mr. T. D. DuPuy— S, (1941), Revs. W. E. Harrop, A. V. Gibson, 
— S, Mr. C. E. Scott (1942), Rev. J. K. Roberts, Mr. D. H. Hall, Jr. 
Mr. V/. L. Sharpe (1943). 

2. Foreign Missions (2 ministers, 1 elder, report in spring with 
popular meeting) — Rev. E. H. Clarke (1942), Rev. J. E. Adkins 
(1941), Mr. P. N. Pritchett— S, (1943). 

3. Assembly's and Synod's Home Missions (2 ministers and 1 
elder report in fall)— Rev. W. A. Pate (1942), Rev. J. K. Roberts 
(1941), Mr. A. G. Carter (1943). 

4. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief (2 ministers and 



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1 elder, report semi-annually) — Rev. W. M. Baker (1942), Rev. K. 
L. Whittington (1941), Dr. Henry L. Smith— S, (1943). 

5. Religious Education (9 members and the secretary of Reli- 
gious Education in the Presbyterial) — Rev. O. C. Williamson, D.D. 
— S, Rev. J. E. Adkins, Mr. R. D. Hughes (1943), Rev. A. P. 
Dickson, Rev. J. R. McGregor Th.D. — S, Mr. C. P. Robertson— S, 
(1942), Rev. R. F. Whitley, Rev. A. V. Gibson— S, Mr. J. A. Kell- 
enberger (1941) ; Mrs. R. F. Whitley, Sec. of Religious Education 
in Presbyterial. 

6. Woman's Work (2 ministers and 1 elder, report in spring) — 
Rev. J. T. Barham (1942) ; Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1941) ; Mr. W. F. 
Henderson— S, (1943). 

7. Educational Institutions (3 members, report with popular 
meeting in fall)— Rev. D. J. Blackwell (1942), Rev. P. H. Gwynn, 
Ph.D. (1941), Mr. J. Sam White (1943). 

8. Orphans' Home (3 members, also the member of the board 
of regents from Orange Presbytery is ex-off. member, report in 
fall)— Rev. W. P. Jones (1942), Rev. J. M. Millard— S, (1941), Mr. 
E. A. Ranson (1943). 

9. Bible Cause, Sabbath and Family Religion (3 members, re- 
port in spring)— Rev. F. M. Hawley D.D. (1942), Rev. J. T. Bar- 
ham— S, (1941), Mr. I. C. Crawford— S, (1943). 

10. Stewardship (3 ministers, 3 elders, report on apportion- 
ment — winter, on every member canvass — spring) — Rev. . F. M. 
Hawley, D.D.,— S, Mr. E. M. Underwood— S, (1943), Rev. J. W. 
Mann, Mr. J. T. Hines— S (1942), Rev. L. T. Edgerton, Mr. Robert 
D. White (1941). 

IV — PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. Printed records of Presbytery (3 members) — Revs. N. R. 
Claytor, J. T. Barham, and C. L. Wicker. 

2. Auditing (2 members, report in spring) — Mr. James B. 
Neely, and Mr. Don Alexander. 

3. Examining Committee (four sub-committees having each 3 
ministers and 1 elder) . 

(1) Languages — Revs. J. W. Mann, C. F. Myers, D.D., 
J. R. McGregor, Th.D., and Dr. Henry Louis Smith. 

(2) Theology— Revs. R, M. Williams, 0. C. Williamson, 
D.D., C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and Mr. J. Harvey White. 

(3) Church History, Government and Sacraments — Revs. 
Jonas Barclay, C. L. Wicker, C. G. Smith, D.D., and 
Dr. S. A. Malloy. 

(4) English Bible— Revs. J. K. Roberts, W. E. Harrop, J. 
M. Millard, and Mr. C. C. McLean. 

4. Historical Committee (Stated Clerk and 2 members) — Revs. 
N. N. Fleming, C. E. Hodgin, D.D., and J. W. Mann. 

5. Evangelis m— Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., E. E Gillespie, 
D.D., C. G. Smith, D.D., Elders W. Kerr Scott, J. A. Kellenberger, 
and Mrs. Ralph Holt. 

6. Commission on The Minister and His Work (Set up in fall 
1938) Revs. C. E. Hodgin, D.D., Mr. H. W. Scott (1941), Rev. F. 
M. Hawley, D.D.— S, (1942), Rev. N. N. Fleming— S, Mr. J. W. 
Simpson— S, (1943). 



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SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON ASSEMBLY'S 
TRAINING SCHOOL 



Rev. W. E. Harrop, Chairman 



Graham, N .C. 

617 N. Elm St., Greensboro, N. C. 



Rev. J. K. Roberts 



Rev. S. W. DuBose 



Hillsboro, N. C. 

Burlington, N. C. 

High Point, N. C. 

Route 4, Jonesboro, N. C. 



Mr. Robert D. White 



Mr. Dennis H. Hall, Jr. 



Mr. J. G. Edwards 



Advisory Members as follows: 

President of Presbyterial — 

Mrs. C. E. Kerchner, 23 14th St., Greensboro, N. C. 

Secretary Religious Education 
in Presbyterial — 

Mrs. R. F. Whitley, Yanceyville, N. C. 

President Y. P. League — 

Miss Sara Alice Moore, Asheboro, N. C. 



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INDEX ORANGE PRESBYTERY MINUTES 
Meetings of July 16, September 3, and October 15, 1940 



Austin, Don C, Candidate Received 389 

Beall, E. L., Received Roanoke, Called Bethel and Springwood 

Prayer for his work 398 

Bradshaw, Jake Thompson, Candidate for Medical Mission 

Service Received 389 

Buchholz, O. E., Address by 379 

Commissioners to General Assembly, Report 379 

Committees appointed 

Assembly Minutes 379 

Arrears in Salaries of Home Mission Workers 397 

Standing 380, 395 

Committees Report 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 382, 396, 3#© 

Evangelism 387, 394 

Flora Macdonald College Development Program 379, 392 

Installations 387, 401 

Minutes of General Assembly 384 

Nominations 386, 401 

Orders 378, 391 

Orphans' Home 398 

Presbytery's Home Missions 396 

Religious Education 385 , 

Thanks 388, 400 

Communion Service 380, 395 

Denny, G. W., Resigned Trustee Flora Macdonald College 379 

Directory 402 

Docket 378, 391 

DuBose, S. W., Temporary Clerk 390 

Graham, M. W., Licentiate, Sermon by 377, Called Pittsboro, 
Goldston, Haywood, Mt. Vernon Springs, 383, 384, 386, Re- 
ceived Enoree, 384, Evangelistic Powers, 386, Installed, 387, 400 

Jones, W. P., Resolution, Committee 386 

Malloy, Dr. S. A., Service Honored 384 

Meetings — Adjourned, Yanceyville July 16, 1940 377 

High Point September 3, 1940 388 

342nd, Greensboro, October 15, 1940 390 

Minutes — Volume VI — Request to release 392 

Minister and His Work — Commission On, Report 383 

McGregor, J. R., Address on Evangelism 394 

Pate, W. A., Moderator 390 

Rhodes, Dan, Address on, Glade Valley 379 

Roll of Presbytery 376 

Statistical Report to Synod 399 



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Stewardship Committee, Instruction on Apportionment 398 

Stewart, D. H., Resigned Chapel Hill, Dismissed Ebenezer, 

U. S. A. 380 

Trustees, Report by 379 

Turner, Robert Lee, Candidate received 389 

White, J. Harvey, Appreciation of 392 

Whitley, John C, Installed, Spray 387 

Whitley, R. F., Sermon by 390 

Yanceyville Church History 381 



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